lead pencil

[ led ]
/ lɛd /
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noun

a writing or drawing implement made of graphite in a wooden or metal holder.

Nearby words

  1. lead monoxide,
  2. lead off,
  3. lead on,
  4. lead one to,
  5. lead oxide,
  6. lead poisoning,
  7. lead screw,
  8. lead sheet,
  9. lead tetraethyl,
  10. lead the way

Origin of lead pencil

First recorded in 1680–90

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British Dictionary definitions for lead pencil

lead pencil

/ (lɛd) /

noun

a pencil in which the writing material is a thin stick of a graphite compound
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