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powder horn

a powder flask made from the horn of a cow or ox.
Origin of powder horn
1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most displayed a likeness of the frontiersman sitting on a boulder with his dog, his rifle, and his powder horn at his side.
  • The stopper of the powder horn was always of leather.
  • It could be kept in a replica powder horn, or displayed in a corked bottle.
British Dictionary definitions for powder horn

powder horn

a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
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