1. an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hod \Hod\ (h[o^]d), n. [Prov. E. for hold, i. e., that which
holds. See Hold.]
1. A kind of wooden tray with a handle, having V-shaped
trough, made of wood or metal, attached to a long handle
and usually carried over the shoulder; it is a tool used
by construction workers for carrying bricks or mortar.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or
mortar are carried on the shoulder
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):