ballpoint pen

play
noun ball·point pen \ˈbȯl-ˌpȯint-\
variants: or less commonly

ballpoint

play \ˈbȯl-ˌpȯint\

Definition of ballpoint pen

  1. :  a pen having as the writing point a small rotating metal ball that inks itself by contact with an inner magazine

1953

First Known Use of ballpoint pen

1953


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ballpoint pen


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