Meaning of hornbook


Pronunciation: (hôrn'book"), [key]
— n.
  1. a leaf or page containing the alphabet, religious materials, etc., covered with a sheet of transparent horn and fixed in a frame with a handle, formerly used in teaching children to read.
  2. a primer or book of rudiments.
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