ball point


ball point
type of pen with a small rotating metal ball at its point

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ball|point — «BL POYNT», noun, or ballpoint pen, a pen that writes by means of a small metal ball set in its point. The ball turns against a cartridge holding ink in semisolid form and transmits it to the paper against which it is pressed …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball-point — noun see ball point pen …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball point — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a device like a ball for forming a seat for a leg of a divider or the head of a trammel in describing curves around a hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball-point pen — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also ball point ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a pen having as the writing point a small steel ball that rotates in its socket and inks itself by contact with an inner magazine of ink …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball point pen — fountain pen with a small ball bearing instead of a point …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ball·point pen — /ˈbɑːlˌpoınt / noun, pl ⋯ pens [count] : a pen whose tip is a small metal ball that rolls on a writing surface called also ballpoint …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball-point pen —    A writing instrument having as its marking tip a small, freely rotating ball bearing that rolls the ink onto the paper. Many of these pens use a highly viscous, nonaqueous ink, but in recent years construction of some pens has been adapted to… …   Forensic science glossary

  • Ball — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a solid or hollow sphere, esp. for use in a game. 2 a a ball shaped object; material forming the shape of a ball (ball of snow; ball of wool; rolled himself into a ball). b a rounded part of the body (ball of the foot). 3 a solid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a solid or hollow sphere, esp. for use in a game. 2 a a ball shaped object; material forming the shape of a ball (ball of snow; ball of wool; rolled himself into a ball). b a rounded part of the body (ball of the foot). 3 a solid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball — {{11}}ball (n.1) round object, O.E. *beal, from or corresponding to O.N. bollr ball, from P.Gmc. *balluz (Cf. O.H.G. ballo, Ger. Ball), from PIE root *bhel (2) to blow, inflate, swell (see BOLE (Cf. bole)). Meaning testicle is f …   Etymology dictionary


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