fountain pen

fountain pen
a pen with a refillable reservoir that provides a continuous supply of usually fluid ink to its point.
[1700-10]

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  • Fountain pen — Fountain Foun tain (foun t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d {Fount}.] 1. A spring of water issuing from the earth. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fountain pen — Pen Pen, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L. penna.] 1. A feather. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A wing. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fountain pen — fountain pens N COUNT A fountain pen is a pen which uses ink that you have drawn up inside it from a bottle …   English dictionary

  • fountain pen — n ↑cap, ↑nib a pen that you fill with ink →↑ballpoint …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fountain pen — fountain ,pen noun count a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fountain pen — ► NOUN ▪ a pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib …   English terms dictionary

  • fountain pen — n. a pen in which a nib at the end is fed ink from a supply in a reservoir or cartridge …   English World dictionary

  • Fountain pen — A fountain pen is a nib pen that, unlike its predecessor the dip pen, contains an internal reservoir of water based liquid ink. From the reservoir, the ink is drawn through a feed to the nib and then to the paper via a combination of gravity and… …   Wikipedia

  • fountain pen — noun a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel • Hypernyms: ↑pen • Part Meronyms: ↑ink cartridge * * * noun, pl ⋯ pens [count] : a pen with ink inside that flows to a special metal tip (called a nib) * * * ˈfountain pen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fountain pen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fountain pen : singular fountain pen plural fountain pens a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   English dictionary

  • Fountain pen inks — are water based inks intended for use with fountain pens. These inks are commonly available in bottles. Plastic cartridges came into use in the 1960s, but bottled inks are still the mainstay for most fountain pen enthusiasts. Bottled inks usually …   Wikipedia

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