Etymology
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hod (n.)

"portable trough for carrying bricks, mortar, etc.," 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."

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Definitions of hod

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