ink·​stand | \ ˈiŋk-ˌstand How to pronounce inkstand (audio) \

Definition of inkstand

: inkwell also : a stand with fittings for holding ink and pens

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Recent Examples on the Web Artifact buffs: Keep an eye out for the original inkstand used to sign the Declaration of Independence, as well as an original draft of the Constitution. Juliet Izon, Country Living, "7 Patriotic Sights to Take In on the Ultimate Philadelphia Road Trip," 15 Nov. 2018 An enameled gold inkstand presented by the maharajah of Benares. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Souvenirs of a Prince’s Passage to India," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of inkstand

1768, in the meaning defined above

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“Inkstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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ink·​stand | \ ˈiŋk-ˌstand How to pronounce inkstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of inkstand

: a small stand for holding ink and pens

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