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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Two years earlier Jones had given up work as a hod carrier when Wimbledon signed him from Wealdstone for £10,000.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hod \Hod\ (h[o^]d), n. [Prov. E. for hold, i. e., that which holds. See Hold.]

  1. A kind of wooden tray with a handle, having V-shaped trough, made of wood or metal, attached to a long handle and usually carried over the shoulder; it is a tool used by construction workers for carrying bricks or mortar.

  2. A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, alteration of Middle English hott "pannier" (c.1300), from Old French hotte "basket to carry on the back," apparently from Frankish *hotta or some other Germanic source (compare Middle High German hotze "cradle"). Altered by influence of cognate Middle Dutch hodde "basket."


Etymology 1 vb. (lb en intransitive) To bob up and down on horseback; jog. Etymology 2

n. 1 A three-sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder. 2 A receptacle for carrying coal.


n. an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

Hod (Kabbalah)

Hod ( Hebrewhowd "majesty, splendour, glory") is the eighth sephira of Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

Hod sits below Gevurah and across from Netzach in the tree of life; Yesod is to the south-east of Hod. It has four paths, which lead to Gevurah, Tiphereth, Netzach, and Yesod.

All the sephirot are likened to different parts of the body, and Netzach and Hod are likened to the two feet of a person i.e. the right and left foot. The feet are usually only the means for a person's activity. While the hands are the main instrument of action, the feet help bring a person to the place where he wishes to execute that action.

Hasidic Judaism's view of Hod is that it is connected with Jewish prayer. Prayer is seen as form of "submission"; Hod is explained as an analogy - that instead of "conquering" an obstacle in one's way, (which is the idea of Netzach), subduing oneself to that "obstacle" is related to the quality of Hod.

Hod is where form is given by language in its widest sense, being the key to the "mystery of form" (this may be an adoption of a point of view of Jacques Lacan). Our unconscious desires come from Netzach, and are given form in the symbolic realm by Hod, manifesting unconsciously through Yesod to Malkuth.


Hod or HOD may refer to:

  • Brick hod, a long-handled box for carrying bricks or mortar
  • Coal scuttle, bucket-like container for carrying coal
  • Hawk (plasterer's tool), used to hold plaster
  • a container used to hold clams when clam digging
  • Home and Office Delivery, a water dispenser intended for domestic use (see also Water cooler)
Hod (organization)

Hod is an independent Israel-based organization run by and intended for Orthodox Jewish homosexuals. It was established by the Orthodox Rabbi Ron Yosef in 2008. The organization opposes anal intercourse between men, following the prohibition in Leviticus.

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Usage examples of "hod".

Now this is a wee bit of a hod, as anyone who knows about such things will tell you, but that is because the bricks are not the normal, weak, crumbling things that you are used to in your foreign lands.

Take what you will for I despair of ever making good union hod carriers out of any of them.

Pappy Hod used to go out on liberty and have all sorts of fun kicking shit.

Johnny and Poppy Hod struggled free of the brawl, dodged round a corner and began the struggle up the hill to Kingsway.

When she looked up at him, he ducked his head, turning to the hod, and began to dump coals into a bucket beside it.

He went to the hod of coal and began scooping out buckets again, to spread them over the smoldering ring, fresh fuel.

He and his mistress would travel off for days at a time and return with a hod full of stones.

Lieutenant Hod Proulx brought him in but had to wave him off, and as the Avenger flew down the portside, climbing, the men on deck could see the holes hi tail, fuselage and wings.

With a slash of his right paddle down and across his body to the left, Hod cut the Avenger, and it eased down under good control, hit on its one wheel and tail, caught the third wire, and then sagged down, dragging the wing tip and turning slightly right, the prop digging splinters out of the deck before it stopped.

Bill had the hunched- over, totally drained look of a man carrying a hod of bricks.

He found about a cupola a terrace which he had not earlier noticed, and on this terrace a hod of plaster, a trowel, and a ladder some seventy feet long.

He dumped the rest of the firewood from his hod willy-nilly into the box and stumped off.

She stirred through the ashes until she found some glowing orange-red, and then began adding wood to the fire from the old iron hod beside the fireplace.

And those who now quit their hods, shovels, and barrows In crowds to the bar of some ale-house to flock, When bred to OUR bar shall be Gibbses and Garrows, Assume the silk gown, and discard the smock-frock.

Which after forty-five years was nothing for any riggish Pappy Hod to be finding out.