inkstand
noun Date: 1770 inkwell; also a stand with fittings for holding ink and pens

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  • Inkstand — Ink stand , n. A small vessel for holding ink, to dip the pen into; also, a device for holding ink and writing materials. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inkstand — ► NOUN ▪ a stand for ink bottles, pens, and other stationery items …   English terms dictionary

  • inkstand — [iŋk′stand΄] n. 1. a small stand holding an inkwell, pens, etc. 2. INKWELL …   English World dictionary

  • Inkstand — An inkstand is a stand or tray used to house writing instruments, with a tightly capped inkwell and a sand shaker for rapid drying. A penwiper would often be included, and from the mid nineteenth century, a compartment for steel nibs, which… …   Wikipedia

  • inkstand — UK [ˈɪŋkˌstænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms inkstand : singular inkstand plural inkstands a container that you put on a desk for holding pens and ink …   English dictionary

  • inkstand — /ingk stand /, n. 1. a small stand, usually on a desk, for holding ink, pens, etc. 2. a small container for ink. [1765 75; INK + STAND] * * *       receptacle for a pen, ink, and other writing accessories. In England such a utensil was called a… …   Universalium

  • inkstand — noun A small tray containing pens and an inkwell …   Wiktionary

  • inkstand — ink|stand [ ıŋk,stænd ] noun count a container that you put on a desk for holding pens and ink …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inkstand — n. rack on a desk that contains pens and other writing materials …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inkstand — noun a stand for ink bottles, pens, and other stationery items …   English new terms dictionary

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