Definition for Pencil

pencil, n. [ME < OFr pincel < L. pēnicillum, paintbrush, pencil.] (webplay: writing).

  1. Writing utensil.
  2. Implement for figuring math problems visually on paper or slate.
  3. Small paintbrush; drawing instrument; means of adding color to a scene.
  4. [Fig.] symbol of authority; power to sign a death warrant

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