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powder horn

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noun
  1. a powder flask made from the horn of a cow or ox.
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Origin of powder horn

First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for powder horn

Historical Examples

  • We hear also for the first time of the "powder-horn" and the "cartouch-box."

    Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885

    Various

  • Reverend Mr. Emerson was there with his gun and powder-horn.

  • He grabbed his gun and placed his bullets and powder-horn in readiness.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago

    Edith Gilman Brewster

  • Crossed on his breast were the straps by which were supported his powder-horn and shot-flask.

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • After we had supped, before lying down I gave my powder-horn a shake.


British Dictionary definitions for powder horn

powder horn

noun
  1. a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
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