Definition of grease pencil in US English:

grease pencil


  • A pencil made of grease colored with a pigment, used especially for marking glossy surfaces.

    • ‘Or you might lightly mark the target's position on the screen with a grease pencil.’
    • ‘They plot their movements with grease pencil over acetate on hard-copy maps.’
    • ‘Vlad taught me how to edit tape without marking it with a grease pencil.’
    • ‘Using grease pencils, these airmen etched the progress of enemy bombers onto the back of the Plexiglas board so that air defense commanders could evaluate and respond.’
    • ‘Results are written on the bare sheet metal with a grease pencil.’