Adjective "ballpoint" definition and examples

(Ballpoint may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point, especially one using stiffer ink than a rollerball.
  1. 'It seems to embrace a lot of our speculations here about the willful nature of ideas, and works well for things within our conscious realm, from babies to ballpoints.'
  2. 'Secretaries had to write with proper pens, not ballpoints.'
  3. 'The card will probably begin with these words, scrawled in a variety of spidery, loopy styles, in crayon or felt-tip or ballpoint: ‘Dear Dad’.'
  4. 'I wondered how long my pens would last: I'd used quills before, and would much rather use a ballpoint or even a modern calligraphic pen.'
  5. 'The PR person rummaged through a desk in the suite and unearthed a ballpoint with the hotel logo on it.'
  6. 'He licks his fingers, then his lips, then the ballpoint and begins very slowly copying out the letters and numbers in triplicate on three ancient, moth-winged ledgers.'
  7. 'There are many, many commercials, where local voices and ballpoints display their talents.'
  8. 'She took her time looking me over, dug into her fake Gucci handbag and handed me a ballpoint saying, ‘Give it back when you're done.’'
  9. 'When I left for pastures new, I had literally a couple of dozen pencils, disposable ballpoints, marker pens, and highlighters stashed in my top drawer.'
  10. 'Cheepers reached over and pushed the button on top of the pen that made the ballpoint of the pen come out.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"pens can be ballpoint."