pencil sharpener

noun

Definition of pencil sharpener 

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

Learn More about pencil sharpener

Share pencil sharpener

Statistics for pencil sharpener

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on pencil sharpener

Spanish Central: Translation of pencil sharpener

Comments on pencil sharpener

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

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Liar, Liar Quiz

  • alt-5761dbe2ba986
  • Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid work is a:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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