fountain pen

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

First Known Use of fountain pen

1710


FOUNTAIN PEN Defined for English Language Learners

fountain pen

noun

Definition of fountain pen for English Language Learners

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


FOUNTAIN PEN Defined for Kids

fountain pen

noun

Definition of fountain pen for Students

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


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