game pad

noun

Definition of game pad

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

called also joypad

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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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1991, in the meaning defined above

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