Definition of inkwell
: a container (as in a desk) for ink
Recent Examples of inkwell from the Web
Meanwhile, an inkwell is topped by France's national animal, the Gallic rooster.
Those items include a griddle, buttons, marbles, a spoon and an inkwell.
Then Lazlo Biro patented the ballpoint pen in 1938 and inkwells rapidly became a quaint reminder of the past.
The two inkwells have three pieces each: bottom, well and lid.
One of the show’s centerpieces is a bust by Salvador Dalí of a mannequin with a baguette (topped with an inkwell) balanced on her head and two corn cobs around her neck.
Nearby is the inkwell used to sign the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s army on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox.
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First Known Use of inkwell
INKWELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inkwell for English Language Learners
: a small container in the surface of a desk that was used in the past for holding ink
INKWELL Defined for Kids
Definition of inkwell for Students
: a container for ink
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