Share this entry
ballpoint Syllabification: ball·point
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌpoint/
(also ballpoint pen)

Definition of ballpoint in English:


A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point. The ball transfers ink from a cartridge to the paper.
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:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources