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Pod or POD may refer to:



  • Payable on Death, term used on certain bank accounts or Totten trusts, where payment is made to specified person upon account holder's death
  • Proof of delivery, an international commerce term for a signed document proving delivery
  • Print on demand (also "publishing on demand"), published works not produced until a copy is ordered
  • Point of difference, a term used for an outcome of product differentiation



  • Pod (Pokémon), the Japanese name for the character Chili in the Pokémon franchise
  • Planet of Death or POD - Planet of Death, a PC racing game released in 1997 by Ubisoft
  • POD 2, a video game released in 2000 by Ubisoft
  • The Path of Daggers, the eighth book of The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan
  • Pod, a short user-created non-fiction video or documentary aired by Current TV
  • EVA Pod, a fictional spacecraft used for extra-vehicular activity seen in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Pod, a fictional organic gaming console featured in the movie existenz
  • Pod, the growth medium for the replacements in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • POD, the Personal Overhaul Device on Snog Marry Avoid?




  • Pouch of Douglas or rectouterine pouch, an extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus


  • Pod (aviation), a detachable pod or pack containing machine guns or automatic cannon and ancillaries
  • Engine pod or nacelle, a streamlined enclosure holding the engine of an aircraft
  • Escape pod, a small capsule to escape a vessel in an emergency
  • iPod, a portable media player designed by Apple Inc
  • Pod propulsion, a method of propulsion for ships also known as an azimuth thruster
  • Pod (vehicle), a name for the vehicles in the proposed ULTra personal rapid transit system
  • Protective Oceanic Device, an electronic shark repellent
  • Pseudo open drain (derived from "open collector"), an electronics interface technology


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