pod bit
Pod Pod, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion, and also E. cod a husk, pod.] 1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant, especially a legume; a dry dehiscent fruit. See Illust. of {Angiospermous}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A considerable number of animals closely clustered together; -- said of seals. [1913 Webster]

{Pod auger}, or {pod bit}, an auger or bit the channel of which is straight instead of twisted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pod — Pod, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion, and also E. cod a husk, pod.] 1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pod auger — Pod Pod, n. [Probably akin to pudding, and perhaps the same word as pad a cushion; cf. also Dan. pude pillow, cushion, and also E. cod a husk, pod.] 1. A bag; a pouch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A capsule of plant,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pod — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1573 1. a bit socket in a brace 2. a straight groove or channel in the barrel of an auger II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of cod bag more at codpiece Date: 1688 1. a dry dehi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Auger bit — Auger Au ger, n. [OE. augoure, nauger, AS. nafeg[=a]r, fr. nafu, nafa, nave of a wheel + g[=a]r spear, and therefore meaning properly and originally a nave bore. See {Nave} (of a wheel) and 2d {Gore}, n.] 1. A carpenter s tool for boring holes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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