a small container made of horn or other material, formerly used to hold ink
pedantic; bookish: an inkhorn term
A small container made of horn or a similar material, formerly used to hold ink for writing.
Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic: inkhorn words.
- (archaic) A small portable container, often made of horn, used to carry ink.
- (used attributively, pejorative, of vocabulary) Pedantic, obscurely scholarly.