Definition of porte-crayon in English:

porte-crayon

noun

historical
  • An instrument used to hold a pencil, lead, etc., for drawing, usually a metal tube split at the end and tightened by a sliding ring.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Page (fl. 1720). From French porte-crayon from porte- + crayon.

Pronunciation

porte-crayon

/ˌpɔːtˈkreɪən//ˌpɔːtˈkreɪɒn/