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powder horn

a powder flask made from the horn of a cow or ox.
Origin of powder horn
First recorded in 1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They give my Injun, pipe, wampum, and powder horn with carving on it for you.'

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • "Those old logs are as dry as a powder horn," he carelessly remarked.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • Guichard worked quickly with powder horn and ramrod to load his rifle.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • White Bear had been carrying the rifle and powder horn Frank had given him.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Thinking of Raul, he rubbed his fingers over his powder horn.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • After the battle I took my gun and powder horn and started for home.

  • Under his right arm rested his powder horn and bullet pouch.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
  • "Say, Nell, you shall have my powder horn;" and he thrust it into her hand.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The very last thing to attract his attention was my chum's powder horn.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • The powder horn and the bullet mould are devices of the past.

British Dictionary definitions for powder horn

powder horn

a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
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