game pad


Definition of game pad

: 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 Yet the days keep passing, and with them, more at-bats and games pad an odometer that's well into six digits. Jon Tayler,, "At 43, Lew Ford's Never-Ending Career Keeps Rolling as Player-Coach," 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, "The Moto Z4 launches as a $500 mid-range smartphone with 5G upgradability," 31 May 2019

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First Known Use of game pad

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Game pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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