Definition of ballpoint in English:

ballpoint

Line breaks: ball|point
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt
 
/
(also ballpoint pen)

noun

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point, especially one using stiffer ink than a rollerball.
More 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.

Definition of ballpoint in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...