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ballpoint

[bawl-point] /ˈbɔlˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge.
Also called ballpoint pen.
Origin of ballpoint
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; ball1 + point
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ballpoint

/ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a pen having a small ball bearing as a writing point Also called (Brit) Biro
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