grease pencil


Definition of grease pencil

: a pencil in which the marking substance is pigment and grease

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The first thing to do is take a grease pencil and mark each tire with its appropriate corner. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Rotate Your Tires," 13 Dec. 2018 Instead, Cub gave shoppers black grease pencils to carry with them through the store. Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Cub Foods Co-Founder Charles Hooley Was a Bargain-Shopping Pioneer," 22 June 2018 The area consists of land divided in an armistice agreement between Jordan and Israel at the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and boundary lines were drawn in grease pencil. New York Times, "U.S. Ambassador Will Not Work Full Time in New Jerusalem Embassy," 11 May 2018 The sides demarcated the armistice line on a map in grease pencil. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, "New U.S. Embassy May Be in Jerusalem, but Not in Israel," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of grease pencil

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grease pencil was in 1944

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