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A pen having as its writing point a small ball bearing that transfers ink stored in a cartridge onto a writing surface.


(ˈbɔːlˌpɔɪnt) or

ballpoint pen


ball pen

a pen having a small ball bearing as a writing point. Also called (Brit): Biro



a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge. Also called ball′point pen′.
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Noun1.ballpoint - a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paperballpoint - a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
pen - a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
قَلَم حِبْر جافقَلَمُ حِبْرِ جافّ
kuličkové perokuličkový
kemijska olovka
guľôčkové peroguľôčkový
bút bi


[ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt] ballpoint pen Nbolígrafo m, birome m or f (S. Cone)


ball-point, ballpoint pen, ball-point pen [ˈbɔːlpɔɪnt] n (= Biro) → stylo-bille m


(boːl) noun
1. anything roughly round in shape. a ball of wool.
2. a round object used in games. a tennis ball.
3. balls (plural) (slang) testicles.
ˌball-ˈbearings noun plural
in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.
ˈballcock noun
a valve in a cistern.
ˈballpoint noun
a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.
a ballpoint pen.
on the ball
quick, alert and up-to-date. The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set, keep the ball rolling
to start or keep something going, especially a conversation. He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.


قَلَمُ حِبْرِ جافّ kuličkové pero kuglepen Kugelschreiber στυλό διαρκείας bolígrafo kuulakärkikynä stylo-bille kemijska olovka penna a sfera ボールペン 볼펜 balpen kulepenn długopis kulkowy caneta esferográfica шариковая ручка kulspetspenna ปากกาลูกลื่น Tükenmez kalem bút bi 圆珠笔
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