delete key

variants: or delete or less commonly Delete key or Delete

Definition of delete key

: a key on a computer keyboard that when pressed deletes either a selected item (such as an icon or a block of text) or the character that immediately follows the cursor in a document

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Something like a pencil and paper, with a delete key. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "Vacationing in Sicily and New York, thinking of San Francisco," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of delete key

1969, in the meaning defined above

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