Definition of blacklead in English:

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blacklead

Pronunciation: /ˈblakled/

noun

Another term for graphite.
Example sentences
  • Strand upon strand bonded to the blacklead with a binding agent known only to few.
  • Works can be rendered in blacklead or metallic pencil or in colour using various mediums or in monotone or duotone or in black and white.
  • The grate will need no other cleaning, but will merely require dusting every day, and occasionally brushing with a dry blacklead brush.

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Syllabification: black·lead

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