Definition of 'ballpoint'
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Example sentences containing 'ballpoint'
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He pulled a leather-bound notebook from the pocket of his pale blue cashmere sports jacket, produced an elegant gold ballpoint. DOUBTFUL MOTIVESPearson reached for a ballpoint pen, which naturally was dry. A SONG AT TWILIGHT"'You've been busy," she said mildly, looking over his shoulder at his notebook open to a page of ballpoint scrawl. AN OLDER WOMAN
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Translations for 'ballpoint'
British English: ballpoint /ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt/ NOUN
A ballpoint or a ballpoint pen is a pen with a very small metal ball at the end which transfers the ink from the pen onto a surface.
- American English: ballpoint pen
- Arabic: قَلَمُ حِبْرِ جافّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: caneta esferográfica
- Chinese: 圆珠笔
- Croatian: kemijska olovka
- Czech: kuličkové pero
- Danish: kuglepen
- Dutch: balpen
- European Spanish: bolígrafo
- Finnish: kuulakärkikynä
- French: stylo-bille
- German: Kugelschreiber
- Greek: στυλό διαρκείας
- Italian: penna a sfera
- Japanese: ボールペン
- Korean: 볼펜
- Norwegian: kulepenn
- Polish: długopis kulkowy
- European Portuguese: caneta esferográfica
- Romanian: pix
- Russian: шариковая ручка
- Spanish: bolígrafo
- Swedish: kulspetspenna
- Thai: ปากกาลูกลื่น
- Turkish: Tükenmez kalem
- Ukrainian: кулькова ручка
- Vietnamese: bút bi
Definition of ballpoint from the Collins English Dictionary
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