Meaning of “propelling pencil” in the English Dictionary

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"propelling pencil" in British English

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propelling pencilnoun [ C ]

uk /prəˌpel.ɪŋ ˈpen.səl/ us /prəˌpel.ɪŋ ˈpen.səl/ UK US mechanical pencil

a pencil in which the lead is pushed out by turning or pressing a part of the pencil

(Definition of “propelling pencil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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