A coal scuttle, sometimes spelled coalscuttle and also called a hod, is a bucket-like container for holding a small, intermediate supply of coal convenient to an indoor coal-fired stove or heater.
It is usually made of metal and shaped like a vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with the open top slanted for pouring coal on a fire.
It may have one or two handles.
Homes that don't use coal sometimes use a coal scuttle decoratively.
The word scuttler comes, via Middle English and Old English, from the Latin word Scutlla, meaning a shallow pan