: a tray or trough that has a pole handle and that is borne on the shoulder for carrying loads (as of mortar or brick)
: a coal scuttle

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Examples of hod in a Sentence

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Word History


probably from Middle Dutch hodde; akin to Middle High German hotte cradle

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hod was in 1573

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“Hod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hod. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a long-handled tray used to carry mortar or bricks on the shoulder
: a bucket for holding or carrying coal

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