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.

1945–50; ball1 + point Unabridged
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ballpoint, ballpoint pen or ball pen (ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt)
Also called (Brit): Biro a pen having a small ball bearing as a writing point
ballpoint pen, ballpoint pen or ball pen
ball pen, ballpoint pen or ball pen

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Example sentences
For professors who shift to the app world, there's one gadget they can do
  without: that messy ballpoint pen.
Everyone in cast and crew chipped in and bought me a ballpoint pen.
The mailer must make all entries on firm sheets by typewriter, ink, or
  ballpoint pen.
If completing the form manually, please type or print legibly using a ballpoint
  ink pen.
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