hod carrier

noun

Definition of hod carrier

: a laborer employed in carrying supplies to bricklayers, stonemasons, cement finishers, or plasterers on the job

Examples of hod carrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the 1800s, blacks held a variety of jobs, including barber, bartender, hotel bell boy, carriage driver, hod carrier, janitor, laborer, railway postal clerk and undertaker. Marylynne Pitz, Washington Post, "Generations of African Americans trusted Dollar Bank," 25 Feb. 2020 Andy was a hod carrier, charged with carrying supplies to bricklayers. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "How Franklin is breathing new life into its historic downtown homes," 20 Feb. 2020 Like the West Oak Lane hod carrier who in 1925 whacked his coworker with a bundle of bricks, knocking him through a hole in a roof, 12 feet to the ground below, and into the hereafter. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Locked away in a closet, Philly's historical homicide files tell the story of a young, cruel city | Mike Newall," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of hod carrier

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Hod carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hod%20carrier. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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