1.)A writing and drawing tool made of graphite
and wood. Comes in various shapes (lenght, color). Also available in different degrees of strenght (in Germany: 2B, B, HB
, H, 2H
- from soft to hard).
Can be used in zero-gravity.
2.)Also childish slang word for penis.
1.) American in a russian space-station MIR
American: *takes out a biro
"See? We spend 100.000.000 $ to develop this new biro. One can write in space, underwater and upside-down
Russian: "Quite impressive!" *takes notes with his pencil*
2.) "John's got his pencil out!"