- a pen with a refillable reservoir that provides a continuous supply of usually fluid ink to its point.
Origin of fountain pen
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for fountain pen
He showed me his fountain-pen—one of the early half-failures—with some disdain.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
He wrote a cheque with a fountain-pen heavily chased with gold.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
He leaned over the edge of the cliff to display a folded paper and a fountain-pen.Hidden Gold
Ethelwynne bit her lip grimly and put the cap on her fountain-pen.Beatrice Leigh at College
Julia Augusta Schwartz
"The Bishop" looked up at the sky, still clutching his fountain-pen.
- a pen the nib of which is supplied with ink from a cartridge or a reservoir in its barrel
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