hodman


hodman

hodman [hod-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural hod·men.

  1. hod carrier.

Origin of hodman First recorded in 1580–90; hod + man1 Examples from the Web for hodman Historical Examples of hodman

  • Day after day Steinbock came home, evidently tired, complaining of this “hodman’s work” and his own physical weakness.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac

  • There is no scaffolding, no hodman with bricks and mortar; the solid stone walls seem to grow up in the most hopeless confusion.

    Cities of the Dawn

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • As the carpentering business was not going well he would turn day-laborer, be a mason’s hodman, ditcher, break stones on the road.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)

    Guy de Maupassant

  • The question of the war with England is debated by every native paviour and hodman of New York.

    North America, Volume I (of 2)

    Anthony Trollope

  • He expressed at each recurring crisis his old regret at not being some mason’s hodman.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • British Dictionary definitions for hodman hodman noun plural -men

    1. British another name for a hod carrier

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