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ballpoint Syllabification: ball·point
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌpoint/
(also ballpoint pen)

Definition of ballpoint in English:


A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point. The ball transfers ink from a cartridge to the paper.
Example sentences
  • When I left for pastures new, I had literally a couple of dozen pencils, disposable ballpoints, marker pens, and highlighters stashed in my top drawer.
  • Parker, Sheaffer and Waterman, capture the smaller upscale markets of fountain pens and expensive ballpoints.
  • Secretaries had to write with proper pens, not ballpoints.

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