a pencil for holding lead that can be extended by mechanical means.
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How to use mechanical pencil in a sentence
You can also throw in some real-world drawing supplies—like mechanical pencils, pens, and brushes—to channel your inner Bob Ross, if you like to have a hybrid of digital and old-fashioned analog tools in your artistic arsenal.The best iPad Pro cases to clothe your productivity partner | Tamara Palmer | November 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
I now have a plastic case that once held mechanical pencil lead and that was the ideal size for my needles.
His hand stole into the pack and brought forth a mechanical pencil.Trading Jeff and his Dog | James Arthur Kjelgaard
He carried with him, instead of a huge sample case—this he left in the ante-room—an ingenious little mechanical pencil sharpener.Analyzing Character | Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb