game pad

noun

: a device having buttons and a joystick that is used for controlling images in video games

called also joypad

Examples of game pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even for non-disabled users, directing a robot with many different degrees of freedom using a keyboard or a game pad can be tedious, and requires substantial experience to do well. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Oct. 2023 But these efforts were frustrated by the challenge of adapting keyboard and mouse controls to the game pad. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Feb. 2023 Yet the days keep passing, and with them, more at-bats and games pad an odometer that's well into six digits. Jon Tayler, SI.com, 13 Sep. 2019 There's the terrible pico projector, an expensive clip on battery pack, a low-resolution 360 camera, several clip on speakers, and a game pad. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 31 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game pad was in 1991

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“Game pad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20pad. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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