verb. cut or eliminate.
noun. any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper.
- pencil sharpener
noun. ['ˈpɛnsəl'] a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood.
- rubber eraser
- lead pencil
- pencil eraser
- writing implement
- slate pencil
noun. ['ˈpɛnsəl'] a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face.
noun. ['ˈpɛnsəl'] a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point.
noun. ['ˈpɛnsəl'] graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication.
- bottom out
verb. ['ˈpɛnsəl'] write, draw, or trace with a pencil.
Example sentences of the word pencil-sharpener
1. Noun Phrase
Place the tip of the eyeliner pencil into the hole of the pencil sharpener.
2. Noun Phrase
Lay the wax paper on a flat surface, then use the pencil sharpener to sharpen the crayons, allowing the shavings to fall onto the wax paper.
3. Noun Phrase
Pencil sharpeners may have different diameter holes, so make sure that you select a pencil sharpener that best fits your particular eyeliner pencil.
4. Noun Phrase
As with pencil sharpeners, both manual and electric knife sharpeners turn a dull blade sharp again in virtually no time.