Adjective "hod" definition and examples

(Hod may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/hɒd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A builder's V-shaped open trough on a pole, used for carrying bricks and other building materials.
  1. 'A year later Jones left school with no qualifications and drifted into washing pots and pans, hod carrying, and boozing.'
  2. 'In single file each shouldering his hod pass onward the laborers;'
  3. 'Relive the colonial past of America with a brass coal hod.'
  4. 'The pattern is similar to one pictured on a coal hod in the Mersereau catalogue and referred to as the ‘Japanese pattern.’'

More definitions

1. a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.

2. a coal scuttle.

More examples(as adjective)

"carriers can be hod."

Origin

Late 16th century: variant of northern English dialect hot ‘a basket for carrying earth’, from Old French hotte ‘pannier’, probably of Germanic origin.