pod

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a small group of whales, dolphins, or seals

Agriculture

  • noun a container for several seeds, e.g. a pea pod or bean pod

Cars & Driving

  • noun a type of housing for a gauge mounted behind the steering wheel

Cricket

  • noun the blade of the bat
    Citation ‘When the practice of bowling length-balls was introduced … it became absolutely necessary to change the form of the bat … It was therefore made straight in the pod’ (Nyren 1833 in HM)

Food

  • The elongated seed capsule of leguminous plants which contains a row of seeds and splits lengthways into two halves to release the seeds when ripe. Usually picked before maturing, unless ripe seeds are to be harvested as pulses. Sometimes eaten whole; otherwise, immature seeds are removed.

Medical

  • prefix
    (written as pod-)
    referring to the foot

Military

  • noun an external container suspended under an aircraft and used to carry electronic equipment, fuel, weapon systems or munitions

Slang

  • noun marihuana. A dated term derived from the seedheads found in herbal cannabis.

Publishing

  • acronym forprint on demand
    (written as POD)
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