What does the word hod mean?

Usage examples for 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 by John Fiske
  2. One calls for a hod of mortar, another for his hammer. – A Short History of French Literature by 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 by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc