propelling pencil

noun

a pencil consisting of a metal or plastic case containing a replaceable lead. As the point is worn away the lead can be extended, usually by turning part of the case

Nearby words

  1. propeller,
  2. propeller head,
  3. propeller horsepower,
  4. propeller shaft,
  5. propeller wash,
  6. propend,
  7. propene,
  8. propense,
  9. propensely,
  10. propension

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