Ballpoint pen

ballpoint

[bawl-point]
noun
a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge.
Also called ballpoint pen.


Origin:
1945–50; ball1 + point

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ballpoint, ballpoint pen or ball pen (ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt)
 
n
Also called (Brit): Biro a pen having a small ball bearing as a writing point
 
ballpoint pen, ballpoint pen or ball pen
 
n
 
ball pen, ballpoint pen or ball pen
 
n

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