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Definition of "inkstand" [ink•stand]

  • A tray or rack for pens and bottles of ink. (noun)
  • See inkwell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inkstand" in a sentence
  • "The inkstand was a skull; the ruler was a fore-arm; the paper-weight was"
  • "Above the inkstand is a pen stuck in a hole, with vacant holes beside it."
  • "The roll contained an Address to Mr. Thorpe, eulogizing his character in very affectionate terms; the inkstand was a Testimonial to be presented after the Address; and the gentlemen who occupied the three private carriages were all eminent members of the religious society which Mr. Thorpe had served in the capacity of Secretary, and from which he was now obliged to secede in consequence of the precarious state of his health."