hornbook definition

  • noun:
    • an early on primer comprising one page protected by a transparent sheet of horn, previously found in teaching young ones to read.
    • A text that instructs when you look at the basic abilities or rudiments of a topic.
    • A legal textbook that offers a fundamental overview of a specific section of law.
    • 1st book for the kids, or that from which in previous times they learned their particular letters and rudiments; -- so-called because a sheet of horn covered the little, thin board of pine, and/or slide of paper, on which the alphabet, digits, and often the father's Prayer, were written or printed; a primer.
    • a novel containing the rudiments of any technology or part of real information; a manual; a handbook.
    • A leaf or web page, frequently one containing the alphabet, the nine digits, and also the Lord's Prayer, covered with transparent horn and fixed in a-frame with a handle: previously found in training kids to read through.
    • Hence a novel containing 1st axioms of any science or branch of knowledge; a primer.
    • a primer providing you with instruction inside rudiments or fundamental abilities of a branch of knowledge

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