ballpoint ballpoint  /ˈbɔl pɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Back to school doesn't have to mean a return to the low-tech world of notebooks, textbooks and ballpoint pens.
  2. His aim: to win nearly half of the 200-million-ballpoint-pen Canadian market within three years.
  3. Back-to-school doesn't have to mean a return to the low-tech world of notebooks, textbooks and ballpoint pens.

News

  1. The Ballpoint Pen Turns 75 Years Old Today

    You've probably never used a fountain pen, or accidentally spilled a jar of refil ink and ruined your favorite pants. And for that, you have the ballpoint pen to thank. The handy gadget is having its 75th birthday today , so go sign away your rights to something to celebrate! Read more...        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. Houston Cop Matthew Marin Will Not Face Charges For Shooting Man In Wheelchair

    A Houston police officer, who fatally shot a double amputee in a wheelchair, will not be indicted after a grand jury decided not to bring criminal charges against him. HPD officer, Matthew Marin, shot and killed Brian Claunch for threatening his partner with a ballpoint pen. Claunch was mentally ill . The assistant Harris County district attorney who is chief of the Civil Rights Division, Julian ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "We are prepared to fight for our country and to go to war for it," Mr. Mugabe warned this week. "We are not going to give up our country for a mere X on a ballot. How can a ballpoint pen fight with a gun?"
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Yahoo! News

  2. "Turns out parchment's not very good with ballpoint," said Rodgers, who asked for a felt-tip pen to finish the job.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: TJ Rodgers Source: SiliconValley.com

  3. "I am hoping the governor brings his ballpoint pen instead of his Sharpie veto marker," House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, said before Pawlenty took action, indicating she preferred a line-item veto of projects the...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Margaret Anderson Kelliher Source: Morris Sun Tribune

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