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red-pencil

[ red-pen-suhl ]
/ 藞r蓻d藞p蓻n s蓹l /
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verb (used with object), red-pen路ciled, red-pen路cil路ing or (especially British) red-pen路cilled, red-pen路cil路ling.
to delete, censor, correct, or abridge (written material) with or as if with a pencil having a red lead: His book was heavily red-penciled before it got clearance.
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Origin of red-pencil

First recorded in 1955鈥60

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British Dictionary definitions for red-pencil

red-pencil

verb -cils, -cilling or -cilled or US -cils, -ciling or -ciled
(tr) to revise or correct (a book, manuscript, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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