pen point
noun Date: circa 1864 a small thin convex metal device that tapers to a split point, fits into a holder, and is used for writing or drawing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pen — For other uses, see Pen (disambiguation). A ballpoint pen A pen (Latin penna, feather) is a device used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a …   Wikipedia

  • pen — pen1 penlike, adj. penner, n. /pen/, n., v., penned, penning. n. 1. any of various instruments for writing or drawing with ink or a similar substance. 2. a detachable metal penpoint, filled by dipping or with a quill; nib. 3. such a penpoint with …   Universalium

  • pen — I. transitive verb (penned; penning) Etymology: Middle English pennen, from Old English pennian Date: 13th century to shut in or as if in a pen II. noun Etymology: Middle English, perhaps from pennen Date: 14th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pen position —    The relationship between the pen point and the paper. Specifically, the angle between the nibs of the pen and the line of writing and between the pen point and the paper surface are the elements of pen position. Both conditions may be… …   Forensic science glossary

  • pen emphasis —    The act of intermittently forcing the pen against the paper surface with increased pressure. When the pen point has flexibility this emphasis produces shading, but with more rigid writing points such as ball point pens heavy pen emphasis can… …   Forensic science glossary

  • point — /poynt/, n. 1. a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger. 2. a projecting part of anything: A point of land juts into the bay. 3. a tapering extremity: the points of the fingers. 4. something having a sharp or tapering end: a pen point. 5. a… …   Universalium

  • pen —   1. Enclosure. Pā.   2. Writing instrument. Peni, hulu kākau; peni kila (steel); maka kila.    ♦ Pen point, maka peni …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • pen — pen1 [pen] n. [ME < OE penn, prob. akin to pinn,PIN] 1. a small yard or enclosure for domestic animals 2. the animals so confined 3. any small enclosure vt. penned or pent, penning to confine or …   English World dictionary

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