Hods



[hod] /hɒd/

noun
1.
a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.
2.
a coal scuttle.
/hɒd/
noun
1.
an open metal or plastic box fitted with a handle, for carrying bricks, mortar, etc
2.
a tall narrow coal scuttle
n.

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 (cf. Middle High German hotze “cradle”). Altered by influence of cognate Middle Dutch hodde “basket.”

noun

A black passenger; Scuttle

[1920s+ Cabdrivers; probably because a hod is a container for coal]

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