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“ballpoint pen” in British English

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ballpoint pennoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbɔːl.pɔɪnt ˈpen/ us /ˌbɑːl.pɔɪnt ˈpen/ also ballpoint

a pen with a small metal ball at the end that puts ink on the paper:

The letter was written in blue ballpoint pen.

(Definition of “ballpoint pen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ballpoint (pen)” in American English

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ballpoint (pen)noun [ C ]

us /ˈbɔlˌpɔɪnt (ˈpen)/

a pen with a small, metal ball at the end that rolls ink out when you press the ball against paper to write

(Definition of “ballpoint (pen)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)