powder horn

noun

Definition of powder horn

: a flask for carrying gunpowder; especially : one made of the horn of an ox or cow

First Known Use of powder horn

1508

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powder horn

noun

Definition of powder horn for Students

: a cow or ox horn made into a container for carrying gunpowder

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