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These are named "mechanical pencils" in English, but some other languages use the term "lead holder" (eg. French : portemine). What word in esperanto would be the most understood?

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    I have replaced the image with a link to Wikipedia, which provides another photo of various mechanical pencils. – Oliver Mason Jan 11 '18 at 19:59
  • FWIW, in English, I have always understood "mechanical pencil" and "lead holder" to be different things. Indeed, I have been given the advice to get a lead holder instead of a mechanical pencil. – Robert Fisher Jan 15 '18 at 21:12
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By coincidence, we were discussing this very question on Facebook in the Lingva Konsultejo just a few days ago. While PIV lists ĉukkrajono and puŝkrajono several people commented that these terms were not clear (especially before it was clear that I was quoting PIV and not simply making them up.)

The only alternative which was made was "reŝargebla krajono" - which seems OK to me. It seems you could also call it "reuzebla". In spite of what it says in PIV, it doesn't seem like there is a single stable term for mechanical pencil.

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According to PIV: ĉukkrajono. Puŝkrajono, kies grafitaĵo estas tenata per ĉuketo.

See also:

https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/ĉukkrajono

https://eo.wiktionary.org/wiki/Vortaro_angla-Esperanta_c

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