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penholder

[ pen-hohl-der ]

noun

  1. a holder in which a penpoint is placed.
  2. a rack for a pen or pens. pen.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of penholder1

First recorded in 1805–15; pen 1 + holder

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Example Sentences

An empty paste pot with a water well in the center makes an excellent inkwell and penholder.

"Perhaps Fane will recite to us his discovery," said Mr. Cray, scratching his scurfy head with the gnawed end of a penholder.

I like a steel pen in a fat glossy green enameled wood penholder with a thick pleasant-feeling rubber sheath at the lower end.

With an elbow on her desk she continued to gaze out of the window, thoughtfully tapping her cheek with her penholder.

In the same way, a penholder attached by one of its extremities to a string assumes an almost horizontal position.

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