1) A case or sheath for pens, formerly carried at the girdle.
1504 vj long pennurs vd, York
1558 my silke girdle with a siluer pennar and a siluer bockle, Ledstone. Alternative spellings were common: 1557 a gyrdyll hernysyd wyth a pynder of siluer and a buckle, Pontefract
1558 Thomas Dursay ... a garnished girdle with buckle and penard of silver, Warter.