ballpoint pen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ballpoint pen” in the English Dictionary

"ballpoint pen" in British English

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ballpoint pennoun [C]

uk   /ˌbɔːl.pɔɪnt ˈpen/  us   /ˌbɑːl-/ (also ballpoint)
a ​pen with a ​smallmetalball at the end that puts ​ink on the ​paper: The ​letter was written inblue ballpoint ​pen.
(Definition of ballpoint pen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ballpoint (pen)noun [C]

 us   /ˈbɔlˌpɔɪnt (ˈpen)/
a pen with a ​small, ​metalball at the end that ​rollsink out when you ​press the ​ball against ​paper to write
(Definition of ballpoint (pen) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ballpoint pen”
in Arabic قَلَم حِبْر جاف…
in Korean 볼펜…
in Portuguese esferográfica…
in Catalan bolígraf…
in Japanese ボールペン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆珠笔…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓珠筆,原子筆…
in Turkish tükenmez kalem…
in Russian шариковая ручка…
in Italian penna a sfera…
in Polish długopis…
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