I believe the answer is:
'brick-carrier' is the definition.
(type of trough used for carrying bricks)
This is the entire clue.
(Other definitions for hod that I've seen before include "Carrier for bricks" , "Brick-carrier's holder" , "A bricklayer's carrying pole" , "Brick carrier of shoddy type" , "Bricklayer uses it for carrying" .)