from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A pencil that uses graphite as its marking substance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for making marks or lines, or for writing or drawing, made by inclosing a slip of plumbago or graphite (which is commonly called
black-lead) in a small (generally cylindrical) casing of wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun pencil that has graphite as the marking substance
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