- a powder flask made from the horn of a cow or ox.
Origin of powder horn
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for powder horn
We hear also for the first time of the "powder-horn" and the "cartouch-box."
Reverend Mr. Emerson was there with his gun and powder-horn.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
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
After we had supped, before lying down I gave my powder-horn a shake.In the Wilds of Florida
- a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
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