ballpoint pen
ballpoint allpoint n. a pen which has a small metal ball as point of transfer of ink to paper, at the tip of a cylandrical and non-refillable reservoir of ink; -- short for {ballpoint pen}.

Syn: ballpoint pen, ballpen, Biro. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ballpoint pen — ballpoint UK [ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt] / US [ˈbɔlˌpɔɪnt] or ballpoint pen UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ballpoint : singular ballpoint plural ballpoints a pen with a very small ball at the end from which ink flows as you write …   English dictionary

  • ballpoint (pen) — [ball′point΄] n. a pen having, instead of a point, a small ball bearing that picks up its ink by rolling against an interior ink reservoir: also ball point n. * * * …   Universalium

  • ballpoint pen — ► NOUN ▪ a pen with a tiny ball as its writing point …   English terms dictionary

  • ballpoint (pen) — [ball′point΄] n. a pen having, instead of a point, a small ball bearing that picks up its ink by rolling against an interior ink reservoir: also ball point n …   English World dictionary

  • ballpoint (pen) — [ball′point΄] n. a pen having, instead of a point, a small ball bearing that picks up its ink by rolling against an interior ink reservoir: also ball point n …   English World dictionary

  • Ballpoint pen — Retractable ballpoint pen, disassembled and complete A ballpoint pen is a writing instrument with an internal ink reservoir and a sphere for a point. The internal chamber is filled with a viscous ink that is dispensed at its tip during use by the …   Wikipedia

  • ballpoint pen — pen which has a small rotating metal ball at its point to control the flow of ink …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ballpoint pen — /ˌbɔlpɔɪnt ˈpɛn / (say .bawlpoynt pen) noun a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing, depositing an extremely thin film of ink, which is stored in a cartridge. Also, ballpoint …   Australian English dictionary

  • ballpoint pen — noun a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper • Syn: ↑ballpoint, ↑ballpen, ↑Biro • Hypernyms: ↑pen …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballpoint pen — noun A pen, similar in size and shape to a pencil, having an internal chamber filled with a viscous, quick drying ink that is dispensed at the tip during use by the rolling action of a metal sphere (around 0.7 mm to 1 mm in diameter). Syn: biro …   Wiktionary

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