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penholder

[pen-hohl-der] /ˈpɛnˌhoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a holder in which a penpoint is placed.
2.
a rack for a pen or pens.
Origin of penholder
1805-1815
1805-15; pen1 + holder
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  • Dissecting pin may be made by placing head of pin or needle in a pen holder.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The girl, gazing from the window at the traffic in the avenue below her, answered with indifference, "A pen holder."

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • A pen held by a pen holder does show more of that than most.

  • The familiar pen tray is primarily a horizontal mass, so determined by its required service as a pen holder.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
Word Origin and History for pen holder

penholder

n.

1815, from pen (n.1) + holder.

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