A test to determine whether women can go braless in public. The tester lifts a breast, places a pencil under it, and releases the breast. If the pencil falls down, she can go braless (under a shirt, of course). If the pencil is held in place by the weight of her breast, she should wear a bra.
I took the pencil test and decided that the halter top was a bad idea.
by Sprvxn December 26, 2006
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In the days of racial segregation in Africa, people of mixed races, or those who looked like they were of mixed race were subjected to the penicl test to decide what race they were. A pencil was placed in thier hair, and should it fall through they were classified as white, and were given the priveliges that were assocciated with white people. Should the pencil not fall through thier hair, they were classified as black and treated as such.
The pencil test was humiliating, and even if someone were to be classified as white, they would still not be totally accepted, and would instead be refered to as 'coloured'.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 18, 2004
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The Pencil Test is a test to determine if a woman needs a bra or not.

If the woman can hold a pencil under her Breast without dropping it, then they fail the test and therefore need a bra.
Drew Barrymore should of tried the Pencil Test before the 2006 Grammy Awards. She would of failed it, and then she would of known that she should've worn one.
by Quick Reply January 19, 2006
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In animation, a pencil test is a movie made from the original rough pencil drawings. Pencil tests are made so that animators can see what their animation looks like in motion before the drawings get sent off to be inked and painted and eventually shown in the finished movie.

Animation students generally don't go past the pencil test stage while learning the trade.
John: "Mike, your pencil test came out all crappy and wiggly."

Mike: "At least I have time to re-work it before class."
by ahnimaytour October 20, 2009
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a way to see if u are black put a pencil in yous hair if it get caught and dont fall out (and its ur naturual hair ) u are black
hey jim my mom said ive got black in me how do i know for sure . jim says take the pencil test well grow ur hair out and put a pencil in it if it gets caught in ur hair ur black
by adam nicolia July 30, 2008
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