mechanical pencil


Definition of mechanical pencil


  1. :  a pencil made of metal or plastic with a lead that is moved forward by a mechanical device

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of or relating to machinery (see machinery 1) or tools

    :  produced or operated by a machine or tool

    :  of or relating to manual operations

  1. :  mechanic

    :  a piece of finished copy consisting typically of type proofs and artwork positioned and mounted for photomechanical reproduction

  1. :  an artist's brush

    :  an artist's individual skill or style

    :  an implement for writing, drawing, or marking consisting of or containing a slender cylinder or strip of a solid marking substance

  1. :  to paint, draw, write, or mark with a pencil

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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