grease pencil


Definition of grease pencil

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

Examples of grease pencil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through most of the 20th century, architectural offices were filled with armies of draftsmen, grease pencils and onionskin paper. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "Tech Disruption Can Take Decades—Just Ask Architects," 18 Mar. 2020 Mom held my hand when a nurse used a giant gray-green grease pencil to draw a large X on my right eyelid. Liane Kupferberg Carter, Longreads, "Sight and Insight," 27 Feb. 2020 Stuart, who went into the meeting with a map and a black grease pencil, served as manager for a few years before leaving for other business ventures. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport’s Palisades Tennis Club to keep going after members appeal to landlord," 21 Aug. 2019 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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“Grease pencil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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