Ballpoint pen



a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge.
Contemporary Examples

The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war.
In War, What Remains Artis Henderson January 6, 2014

This week, Jim Carrey plays a smitten con man, the craziest literary tattoos, and a new art show fashioned with a ballpoint pen.
The Yes List: A Different Kind of Love Story The Daily Beast December 2, 2010

There wasn’t a ballpoint pen, clipboard, or paper form in sight.
Dr. Scarpetta Heads to Psych Ward Daily Beast Promotions February 22, 2009

Historical Examples

With my paper and his ballpoint pen and ruler, it should be easy.
The Dope on Mars John Michael Sharkey

If your ballpoint pen won’t write as you want it to, your life doesn’t stop, she probably was thinking.
Droozle Frank Banta

All the red marks and the little bit in ballpoint pen are made by her.
Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

On the first page in blue ink, ballpoint pen there is some handwriting which is hers at the top.
Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

I do not believe they are dated, and it was with a ballpoint pen.
Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

That is, you are able to compare a document produced by a ballpoint pen with a document produced by a fountain pen and vice versa?
Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

noun
a pen having a small ball bearing as a writing point Also called (Brit) Biro

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Ballroom dancing

    any of a variety of social or recreational dances performed by couples, as in a ballroom. Contemporary Examples The Gay Games, for example, has ballroom dancing—and the dancers are all same-sex couples. Let the Gay Games Begin Itay Hod October 1, 2009 Historical Examples The only thing I could do, having been raised in enervating […]

  • Balls

    a spherical or approximately spherical body or shape; sphere: He rolled the piece of paper into a ball. a round or roundish body, of various sizes and materials, either hollow or solid, for use in games, as baseball, football, tennis, or golf. a game played with a ball, especially baseball: The boys are out playing […]



  • Balls to the wall

    balls to the wall adjective phrase : They are not the cigar-chomping ”balls to the wall” warmongers of popular perceptions adverb phrase At or to the extreme; at full speed; all-out, flat out: She is driving balls to the wall in that Mini [1960s+ Air Force; fr the thrusting of an aircraft throttle, topped by […]

  • Ballup

    a state of confusion; mix-up.



Disclaimer: Ballpoint pen definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.