Definition of slate pencil in English:

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slate pencil

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chiefly historical
A pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.
Example sentences
  • The manufacture of slate pencils from soapstone is an industry as old as the manufacture of slates.
  • It might be interesting if you do a bit of extra research to find out exactly what a slate pencil was.
  • Vintage slate pencils become increasingly more difficult to find, so many become broken over the years.

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