hodman [hod-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural hod·men.
Day after day Steinbock came home, evidently tired, complaining of this “hodman’s work” and his own physical weakness.
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.
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.
Guy de Maupassant
The question of the war with England is debated by every native paviour and hodman of New York.
He expressed at each recurring crisis his old regret at not being some mason’s hodman.
British Dictionary definitions for hodman hodman noun plural -men
- British another name for a hod carrier