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Pens and pencils and their parts - synonyms or related words

ballpoint

noun

a pen with a very small ball at the end from which ink flows as you write

Biro

British

a plastic pen that uses a small metal ball at its point to move the ink inside the pen onto paper

cartridge

noun

a small container with ink inside that you put into a printer or pen

felt-tip

noun

a pen that has a piece of felt as its writing point

fountain pen

noun

a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it

graphite

noun

a soft black substance used in pencils

highlighter

noun

a brightly coloured pen, used for marking important words on a document

inkstand

noun

a container that you put on a desk for holding pens and ink

lead

noun

the long thin black centre part of a pencil that you make marks with

marker

noun

a pen with a thick soft point made of fibres

mechanical pencil

noun

American

a propelling pencil

nib

noun

the pointed end of a pen that you write with

pen

noun

an object that you use for writing or drawing with ink

pen

noun

ink from a pen

pencil

noun

a long thin object, usually made of wood, that you use for writing or drawing by pressing the black or coloured part in its centre against paper or some other surface

pencil

noun

the substance inside a pencil, used for writing or drawing

propelling pencil

noun

British

a pencil made of plastic or metal containing a thin stick of lead that you push out as you need it

quill

noun

an old-fashioned pen made from a bird’s feather

top

noun

a cover for a pen

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