pen·​hold·​er | \ ˈpen-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce penholder (audio) \

Definition of penholder

: a holder or handle for a pen point

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The president was fresh off another British gift gaffe with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, after Brown gave him a penholder carved from the wood of an anti-slave ship, and in return, Obama gave him DVD box sets. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Curious, Complicated History of Queen Elizabeth’s iPod," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of penholder

1815, in the meaning defined above

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