a person with whom one keeps up an exchange of letters, usually someone so far away that a personal meeting is unlikely:
My niece in Texas has a pen pal in France.
a person with whom one regularly exchanges letters, often a person in another country whom one has not met Also called pen friend
also pen pal, 1931, from pen (n.1) + pal (n.). gradually replacing earlier pen-friend (1919).
[pen-point] /ˈpɛnˌpɔɪnt/ noun 1. the or writing end of a , especially a small, tapering, metallic device having a split tip for drawing up ink and for writing; nib. 2. the tip or of a ball-point or other .
penicillinase pen·i·cil·li·nase (pěn’ĭ-sĭl’ĭ-nās’) n.
[pen-uh-sil-in] /ˌpɛn əˈsɪl ɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. any of several antibiotics of low toxicity, produced naturally by molds of the genus Penicillium and also semisynthetically, having a bactericidal action on many susceptible Gram-positive or Gram-negative cocci and bacilli, some also being effective against certain spirochetes. /ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn/ noun 1. any of a group of antibiotics with […]
[pen] /pɛn/ noun 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 its penholder. 4. fountain pen. 5. ball-point pen. 6. the pen as the instrument of writing or authorship: The […]