Definition of powder horn in English:

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powder horn

noun

historical
The horn of an ox, cow, or similar animal used to hold gunpowder, with the wide end filled in and a nozzle at the pointed end.
Example sentences
  • What to do with the powder horn, jar of foul-smelling trap bait, bullet molds, inflatable India-rubber pillow, small foot-shaped stones ideal for heating and dropping inside wet boots, and on and on multiplied indefinitely?
  • The first section, ‘Men's Activities,’ includes objects such as a powder horn inscribed and decorated by its owner, decoys, and scrimshaw.
  • He commandeered a powder horn from one of the men.
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