wax tablet


wax tablet
noun
: a writing tablet of wood or bone covered with wax and written on with a style in ancient Roman and medieval times

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a tablet made of bone, wood, etc., and covered with wax, used by the ancients for writing with a stylus. Also, waxed tablet.
[1800-10]

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wax tablet noun (historical)
A wax-coated wooden writing tablet, for use with a stylus
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Main Entry:wax

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