1. horn from a buck, used for knife handles, etc
  2. (as modifier)a buckhorn knife
Also called: buck's horn plantain a Eurasian plant, Plantago coronopus, having leaves resembling a buck's horn: family Plantaginaceae

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  • Buckhorn struggled to his feet, keeping a suspicious eye on Solomon all the while.

  • It was a knife of English manufacture, with a handle of buckhorn as good as new.

  • Buckhorn Cholla” is surely a good name for this aggressive fellow.

    The Fantastic Clan

    John James Thornber

  • This arm was fitted with buckhorn sights of the old mountain type.

    The Rules of the Game

    Stewart Edward White

  • That wagon-ride from Buckhorn out to the ranch seemed endless.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer