mechanical pencil

mechanical pencil
n. pencil with replaceable lead that can be extended mechanically (invented by Tokuji Hayakawa in 1915)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • mechanical pencil — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mechanical pencil : singular mechanical pencil plural mechanical pencils American a propelling pencil …   English dictionary

  • mechanical pencil — noun A device, roughly the shape of a pen, into which long thin piece of pencil lead can be placed. A button can then be used to adjust how much of the pencil lead extends beyond the tip of the mechanical pencil, so one can adjust it as the… …   Wiktionary

  • mechanical pencil — noun : a pencil whose lead is projected by a screw or other device * * * noun, pl ⋯ cils [count] US : a pencil made of metal or plastic with a lead that is moved forward by a mechanical device called also (Brit) propelling pencil …   Useful english dictionary

  • mechanical pencil — me.chanical pencil n AmE a pencil made of metal or plastic, with a thin piece of ↑lead (=the part that you write with) inside British Equivalent: propelling pencil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mechanical pencil — me,chanical pencil noun count AMERICAN a pencil made from plastic or metal rather than wood that is always sharp and ready to write with. British propelling pencil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mechanical pencil — a pencil for holding lead that can be extended by mechanical means. * * * …   Universalium

  • mechanical pencil — noun (C) AmE a pencil made of metal or plastic, with a thin piece of lead (=the part that you write with) inside; propelling pencil BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil — The Papermate Clearpoint is a mechanical pencil by the Papermate corporation. It features a fat design with side lead advancer. Also it has a clear body with a translucent colored cap and a rubbery grip with the same color as the cap. The grip is …   Wikipedia

  • Pencil sharpener — A pencil sharpener (also referred to as pencil parer) is a device for sharpening a pencil s point by shaving one end. Pencil sharpeners exist in both electric and hand powered forms.HistoryPencils were in use before the development of devices… …   Wikipedia

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