Part of speech: noun

A receptacle for carrying bricks and mortar; also, a coal scuttle.

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Usage examples "hod":

  1. In such discussions the points which impress the more ordinary and less far- sighted members are sure to have great value; especially when we bear in mind that the object of such an assembly is not merely to elaborate a plan, but to get the great mass of people, including the brick- layers and hod- carriers, to understand it well enough to vote for it. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
  2. One calls for a hod of mortar, another for his hammer. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
  3. Guerchard looked out of the window at a man who was carrying a hod- full of bricks up one of the ladders set against the scaffolding of the building house. - "Arsene Lupin", Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc.