Etymology uncertain, but apparently related to Scots hod (“to jog along on horseback”), Scots houd, howd (“to sway, rock from side to side, wriggle, bob up and down”). Probably all from Old English hūdenian (“to shake, sway, rock back and forth”), from Proto-Germanic *hud- (“to shake”). Related to Scots hodder (“to plod, stump or jog along”), Low German hūdern (“to shake, shudder”). Compare also hoddle.
hod (third-person singular simple present hods, present participle hodding, simple past and past participle hodded)
- (intransitive) To bob up and down on horseback; jog.
Alteration of Middle English hott (“pannier”), from Old French hotte, from Frankish *hotta (“basket”).
hod (plural hods)
- A three-sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder.
- A receptacle for carrying coal, particularly one designed to facilitate loading coal or coke through the door of a firebox.
- A pewterer's blowpipe.