pod


1pod

noun \ˈpäd\

Definition of POD

1
:  a bit socket in a brace
2
:  a straight groove or channel in the barrel of an auger

Origin of POD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1573

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Rhymes with POD

2pod

noun

Definition of POD

1
:  a dry dehiscent pericarp or fruit that is composed of one or more carpels; especially :  legume
2
a :  an anatomical pouch
b :  a grasshopper egg case
3
:  a tapered and roughly cylindrical body of ore or mineral
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

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

3pod

verb
pod·dedpod·ding

Definition of POD

intransitive verb
:  to produce pods

First Known Use of POD

1734

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

4pod

noun

Definition of POD

:  a number of animals (as whales) clustered together

Origin of POD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1832

POD

abbreviation

Definition of POD

1
payable on death
2
pay on delivery

Other Postal Terms

cancel, frank, indicia, philatelist

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