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  • n. A felt-tipped pen.


Genericization of the brand name Magic Marker. (Wiktionary)


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  • A trademark of the BIC Corporation as well as a genericized term (in the United States) for a felt tip marker with a wide tip as opposed to a fine tip. Originally, (in 1958) available in red or black, now available in many colors of ink, washable and permanent.

    Marker pen, or marker, is a term used to refer to various kinds of pens which have their own ink-source and usually a tip made of a porous material, including felt or nylon. When the tip is made of felt it can be called a felt-tipped pen.

    February 28, 2008