ballpoint pen

noun ball·point pen \ ˈbȯl-ˌpȯint- \
variants: or less commonly ballpoint play \ˈbȯl-ˌpȯint\
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of ballpoint pen

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

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First Known Use of ballpoint pen

1953


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ballpoint pen


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