ballpoint [ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt]

noun [C]
a pen with a very small ball at the end from which ink flows

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  • 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 — 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 — ball|point [ bɔl,pɔınt ] or ,ball|point pen noun count a pen with a very small ball at the end from which ink flows as you write …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ballpoint — ball•point [[t]ˈbɔlˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge. Also called ball′point pen′ • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • penpoint — pen•point [[t]ˈpɛnˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. 1) the writing end of a pen, esp. a small, tapering, metallic device with a split tip for drawing up ink and for writing; nib 2) the tip or point of a ballpoint or other pen • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

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