light pen


Definition of light pen 

: a pen-shaped device for direct interaction with a computer through a cathode-ray tube display

Examples of light pen in a Sentence

writing with a light pen

First Known Use of light pen

1958, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about light pen

Statistics for light pen

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for light pen

The first known use of light pen was in 1958

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for light pen

light pen


English Language Learners Definition of light pen

computers : a device shaped like a pen that senses light signals and is used to work with information on a computer screen

More from Merriam-Webster on light pen

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with light pen

Comments on light pen

What made you want to look up light pen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!