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pod

play
noun \ˈpäd\

Definition of pod

  1. 1 :  a bit socket in a brace

  2. 2 :  a straight groove or channel in the barrel of an auger



Origin of pod

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1573

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Rhymes with pod


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pod

noun

Definition of pod

  1. 1 :  a dry dehiscent pericarp or fruit that is composed of one or more carpels; especially :  legume

  2. 2 a :  an anatomical pouch b :  a grasshopper egg case

  3. 3 :  a tapered and roughly cylindrical body of ore or mineral

  4. 4 :  a usually protective container or housing: as a :  a streamlined compartment (as for fuel) under the wings or fuselage of an aircraft b :  a compartment (as for personnel, a power unit, or an instrument) on a ship or craft



Origin of pod

probably alteration of cod bag — more at codpiece


First Known Use: 1688

Other Seed Plant Terms


3

pod

verb,

Definition of pod

poddedpodding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to produce pods



1734

First Known Use of pod

1734


4

pod

noun

Definition of pod

  1. :  a number of animals (as whales) clustered together



Origin of pod

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1832


POD

abbreviation

Definition of POD

  1. 1 payable on death

  2. 2 pay on delivery



Other Postal Terms


-pod

noun combining form

Definition of -pod

  1. :  foot :  part resembling a foot <pleopod>



Origin of -pod

Greek -podos, from pod-, pous foot — more at foot



POD Defined for Kids

pod

play
noun \ˈpäd\

Definition of pod for Students

  1. :  a fruit (as a pea or bean) that is dry when ripe and splits open to free its seeds




Medical Dictionary

POD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of POD

  1. postoperative day





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