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 The photo editor indicated where the photo should be cropped with a grease pencil. Julie Washington, cleveland, 29 July 2023 His back was marked with an orange grease pencil to indicate the location of fat layers, which were photographed. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2023 Gil Clark and his crew scrambled to find scraps of paper and pieces of cardboard and hastily wrote out the extra 151 race numbers in grease pencil. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2022 Use a china marker or grease pencil to draw an oak wood grain motif (for a similar look, use this template), then etch the pattern into the flesh using a linoleum cutter. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 15 July 2022 The first thing to do is take a grease pencil or paint pen and mark each tire with its appropriate corner. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 5 Oct. 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, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grease pencil was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Grease pencil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

grease pencil

: a pencil with lead like a soft crayon for marking on hard surfaces (as glass)
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