noundialect, rare British, South East English
Originally: field crops or their seed grains; fodder for cattle. In later use: plants having pods, pulse.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Parliamentary Papers. Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of codware, although the motivation for this is unclear.
A machine which harvests pods, or removes peas from pods.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pod + -er.