lead pencil

/lɛd ˈpɛnsəl/ (say led 'pensuhl)

noun
an implement for writing or drawing made of graphite in a wooden or metal holder.
{originally lead was used but was replaced by graphite in the 1500s}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lead pencil — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lead pencil — [led] n. a pencil consisting of a slender stick of graphite encased in wood, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lead pencil — noun pencil that has graphite as the marking substance (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑pencil • Part Meronyms: ↑lead, ↑pencil lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead pencil — lead′ pen′cil [[t]lɛd[/t]] n. a pencil made of graphite in a wooden or metal holder • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • lead pencil — lead pen·cil || ‚led‚pensl writing utensil that contains black lead to create marks on paper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lead pencil — noun Date: 1688 a pencil using graphite as the marking material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lead pencil — See pencil …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lead pencil — /led/ a writing or drawing implement made of graphite in a wooden or metal holder. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lead pencil — Графитовый карандаш; Свинцовый карандаш …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • black lead pencil — noun → lead pencil …   Australian English dictionary

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