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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballpoint, ballpoint pen, ballpen, Bironoun

    a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper


  1. ballpointnoun

    A ballpoint pen, biro.

    Have you seen my ballpoint? I need to sign this form and a felt tip won't make carbons.


  1. ballpoint

    A ballpoint pen, also known as a biro (British English), ball pen (Hong Kong, Indian and Philippine English), or dot pen (Nepali) is a pen that dispenses ink (usually in paste form) over a metal ball at its point, i.e. over a "ball point". The metal commonly used is steel, brass, or tungsten carbide. The design was conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to dip pens and fountain pens, and it is now the world's most-used writing instrument; millions are manufactured and sold daily. It has influenced art and graphic design and spawned an artwork genre. Some pen manufacturers produce designer ballpoint pens for the high-end and collectors' markets.


  1. ballpoint

    A ballpoint is a type of pen which uses a ball bearing at its tip that rotates to allow ink flow from the pen's reservoir onto the writing surface. They are known for their durability, reliability, and longevity in comparison to other types of pens. They are commonly used for everyday writing tasks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballpoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballpoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ballpoint in a Sentence

  1. Tara Kuczykowski:

    Index cards, ballpoint pens, and school glue.

  2. Michael Kamali:

    We have n’t had anyone come into our department who tried to do this with a ballpoint pen, and I hope we don’t, i don’t think the outcome would be too good.

  3. Maricopa County Elections Department:

    We provide Sharpies. Poll workers tell voters to use Sharpies. We didn't want voters to use ballpoint pens because of the issues they can cause with tabulators.

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