ball pen


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

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • pen — pen1 penlike, adj. penner, n. /pen/, n., v., penned, penning. n. 1. any of various instruments for writing or drawing with ink or a similar substance. 2. a detachable metal penpoint, filled by dipping or with a quill; nib. 3. such a penpoint with …   Universalium

  • 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

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