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

Definition of penholder

: a holder or handle for a pen point

Examples of penholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What better way to keep organized than with a device the combines a desk fan, a small desk light, a penholder, and a smartphone stand? Popular Science, "The most efficient desk fans for any room or office," 29 June 2020 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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6 Jul 2020

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“Penholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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