pencil sharpener


: a device used to make the tip of a pencil sharp so that it can be used for writing

Examples of pencil sharpener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are no knickknacks, no works of art; the only appliances are a coffee maker and an electric pencil sharpener. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2021 It may not be listed on a school supply list, though the metal pencil sharpener is an iconic classroom tool. Fox News, 27 Aug. 2022 She isn’t allowed to use the pencil sharpener, so asks a correctional officer to sharpen her pencils. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 On February 9, 2021, however, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to make the lottery admissions system permanent, and responses suggested someone with a pinkie in a pencil sharpener. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 This stand-alone $18 sterilizer is powered by three AAA batteries (not included) and looks a lot like an electric pencil sharpener. Christopher Null, Wired, 4 Dec. 2020 When the tip becomes dull, simply sharpen it with a standard pencil sharpener. Lauren Dana Ellman, Allure, 8 Jan. 2023 The razor blade, Harrison said, was about an inch and was similar to a blade in a manual pencil sharpener. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 3 Nov. 2022 Prints are inspired by divination tools, such as seashells and a pencil sharpener. Laura Hawkins, Vogue, 27 June 2022 See More

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“Pencil sharpener.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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