Definition of propelling pencil in English:

propelling pencil

Line breaks: pro¦pel|ling pen¦cil


A pencil with a plastic or metal case and a thin replaceable lead that may be extended as the point is worn away.
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  • Yet it has proved a winner, if only because it has carried on the propelling pencil's pioneering work in reviving a handwriting culture among adults.
  • He has two main tips - think in mini-grids first, and always use a propelling pencil.
  • He took out his propelling pencil and wrote £4 in the light hand used in other books.

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