Definition of ballpoint in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt
(also ballpoint pen)


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.

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