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English definition of “inkwell”

inkwell

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪŋk.wel/ us  
a container for ink, used in the past, which fitted into a hole in a tableOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationeryContainers for liquids and gases
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