Fountain pen

Fountain pen
Pen Pen, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L. penna.] 1. A feather. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A wing. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving. [1913 Webster]

Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock. --Job xix. 24. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen. ``Those learned pens.'' --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) The internal shell of a squid. [1913 Webster]

6. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A female swan. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Bow pen}. See {Bow-pen}.

{Dotting pen}, a pen for drawing dotted lines.

{Drawing pen}, or {Ruling pen}, a pen for ruling lines having a pair of blades between which the ink is contained.

{Fountain pen}, {Geometric pen}. See under {Fountain}, and {Geometric}.

{Music pen}, a pen having five points for drawing the five lines of the staff.

{Pen and ink}, or {pen-and-ink}, executed or done with a pen and ink; as, a pen and ink sketch.

{Pen feather}. A pin feather. [Obs.]

{Pen name}. See under {Name}.

{Sea pen} (Zo["o]l.), a pennatula. [Usually written {sea-pen}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fountain pen — Fountain Foun tain (foun t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d {Fount}.] 1. A spring of water issuing from the earth. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fountain pen — fountain pens N COUNT A fountain pen is a pen which uses ink that you have drawn up inside it from a bottle …   English dictionary

  • fountain pen — n ↑cap, ↑nib a pen that you fill with ink →↑ballpoint …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fountain pen — fountain ,pen noun count a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fountain pen — ► NOUN ▪ a pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib …   English terms dictionary

  • fountain pen — n. a pen in which a nib at the end is fed ink from a supply in a reservoir or cartridge …   English World dictionary

  • Fountain pen — A fountain pen is a nib pen that, unlike its predecessor the dip pen, contains an internal reservoir of water based liquid ink. From the reservoir, the ink is drawn through a feed to the nib and then to the paper via a combination of gravity and… …   Wikipedia

  • fountain pen — noun a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel • Hypernyms: ↑pen • Part Meronyms: ↑ink cartridge * * * noun, pl ⋯ pens [count] : a pen with ink inside that flows to a special metal tip (called a nib) * * * ˈfountain pen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fountain pen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fountain pen : singular fountain pen plural fountain pens a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   English dictionary

  • fountain pen — pen with a reservoir for continuously supplying ink …   English contemporary dictionary

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