English version

propelling pencil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
propelling pencilproˌpelling ˈpencil noun [countable]  British EnglishTD a pencil made of plastic or metal, in which the lead (=the part used for making marks) can be pushed out as it is used syn mechanical pencil American English
Examples from the Corpus
propelling pencilAnd inside the pencil-case the management has placed something even more astonishing: a propelling pencil with four different colours in it.He tells her about the pencil-case and the four-colour propelling pencil.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Word of the day atypical not typical or usual