Portcrayon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Portcrayon A metallic handle with a clasp for holding a crayon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n portcrayon A holder for chalk, charcoal, crayon, or the like, used in drawing. It is usually a kind of tube of metal, split at one or both ends, and tending to spring open there, but held fast by rings which slide upon it, so that the drawing-material is nipped and held firmly.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. porte-crayon,; porter, to carry + crayon, a crayon

Usage

In literature:

Let the portcrayon fall!
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
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