fountain pen


Definition of fountain pen

: a pen containing an ink reservoir that automatically feeds a metal writing point The fountain pen—which hasn't been a necessary tool of daily life since the ballpoint pen was invented in 1938—has become not only a prestige possession but also a defiant symbol of antitechnology sentiments.— Heidi Ellison

Examples of fountain pen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Montblanc with its early fountain pen, the Rouge et Noir, and Pirelli by establishing it as the emblematic color for its logo, with the exact shade codified in the 1990s to ensure its proper use. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 The Tomoe River paper resists bleeding from your fountain pen. Medea Giordan, Wired, 30 Aug. 2021 Both the fountain pen and the rollerball are 138mm in length. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 12 June 2021 There are three editions (and a variety of modes: fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint) comprising the new collection, and each features reminders of Fogg’s wondrous trip, as told in geographical stages. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 24 May 2021 One client likes to draw images in a notebook, another uses video, a third writes with a digital pencil on a tablet and another uses a fountain pen and journal. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 This three-piece set includes a ball point, gel, and fountain pen as well as refills. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 24 Feb. 2021 Inspired by cursive handwriting, with the fountain pen front and center, the New York flagship balances contemporary design and classic elegance. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The cartridge- or converter-filled fountain pen’s nib is 18-karat gold with rhodium coating, available in fine, medium and broad sizes. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fountain pen

1710, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fountain pen was in 1710

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“Fountain pen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fountain pen

: a pen with ink inside that flows to a special metal tip (called a nib)

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Kids Definition of fountain pen

: a pen with ink inside that is fed as needed to the writing point

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