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marking pen

noun
1.
marker (def 10).

marker

[mahr-ker] /ˈmɑr kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that marks.
2.
something used as a mark or indication, as a bookmark or tombstone.
3.
a person who records the scores, points, etc., as in a game or contest.
4.
a counter used in card playing.
5.
Genetics. genetic marker.
6.
Psychology. an object, as a book or topcoat left at a library table, used to establish territorial possession in a public place.
7.
Linguistics.
  1. an element of a construction, as a coordinating conjunction, that is not a part of either immediate constituent.
  2. an element that indicates the grammatical class or function of a construction.
8.
a small radio beacon, automatically operated, used for local navigation of vessels.
10.
Also called marker pen, marking pen. a pen designed for making bold, colorful, or indelible marks, as in making signs or identifying objects.
11.
Slang.
  1. a debt, especially a gambling debt.
  2. a written or signed promise to pay a debt, especially a gambling debt; a promissory note or IOU.
12.
Also called marker crude. Commerce. a grade of oil on which prices of other crude oils are based.
13.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. one's location while driving on a highway, as determined by the nearest milepost.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; mark1 + -er1
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Word Origin and History for marking-pen

marker

n.

Old English mearcere "writer, notary" (glossing Latin notarius "clerk"), literally "one who marks," agent noun from mark (v). Not found again until late 15c., hence modern use is perhaps a separate formation. Meaning "monument stone" is from 1888. Meaning "felt-tipped marker pen" is from 1951, so called because their purpose was to "highlight" text.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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marking-pen in Medicine

marker mark·er (mär'kər)
n.

  1. One that marks or serves as a mark.

  2. A physiological substance, such as human chorionic gonadotropin or alpha-fetoprotein, that may indicate disease when present in abnormal amounts in the serum, as that caused by a malignancy. Also called biomarker.

  3. A genetic marker.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for marking-pen

marker

noun
  1. iou: He is willing to take Charley's marker for a million (1887+)
  2. point or score: eight markers in the first period (1940s+ Sports)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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