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, 25 Feb. 2020 Andy was a hod carrier, charged with carrying supplies to bricklayers. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, 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, 22 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hod carrier was in 1771

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“Hod carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hod%20carrier. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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