inkhorn

[ ingk-hawrn ]
/ ˈɪŋkˌhɔrn /

noun

a small container of horn or other material, formerly used to hold writing ink.

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Origin of inkhorn

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at ink, horn
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British Dictionary definitions for inkhorn

inkhorn
/ (ˈɪŋkˌhɔːn) /

noun

(formerly) a small portable container for ink, usually made from horn
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