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drinking horn Line breaks: drink|ing horn

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of drinking horn in English:


chiefly historical
A drinking container carved from an animal’s horn.
Example sentences
  • There were exquisitely carved statuettes, masks, musical instruments, staffs and walking sticks, spears, cups, a drinking horn, a pipe, and an anthropomorphic coffin.
  • Stunning new discoveries from the burial site of Southend's Saxon king, including an ornate drinking horn, scythe and iron stand, have been revealed.
  • Underneath, were bones, weapons, spurs, a bridle, a drinking horn, a jet bracelet and a copper-alloy belt fitting.
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