Definition of Ballpoint pen

1. Noun. A pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper.

Exact synonyms: Ballpen, Ballpoint, Biro
Generic synonyms: Pen

Definition of Ballpoint pen

1. Noun. A pen, similar in size and shape to a pencil, having an internal chamber filled with a viscous, quick-drying ink that is dispensed at the tip during use by the rolling action of a metal sphere (around 0.7 mm to 1 mm in diameter). ¹

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Literary usage of Ballpoint pen

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1. The More the Merrier by Mary Watson, Shenanigan Books (2004)
"orange ballpoint pen whole cloves spice mixture: cinnamon, ginger, ... Pierce the outside of the orange with a ballpoint pen, making a hole in each spot ..."

2. A Life of Books: The Story of D.W. Thorpe Pty. Ltd., 1921-1987 by Daniel Wrixon Thorpe, Joyce Nicholson (2000)
"He wrote about such subjects as the new idea of backless windows, about the new phenomenon of paperbacks, about the battle between the new ballpoint pen and ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Rubbing over one of them with a ballpoint pen releases it from the carrier sheet and adheres it to your working surface. ..."

4. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Number the backup pads with a ballpoint pen and place them, numbered side down, in filter cassette bottom sections. 3. ..."

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