game pad

noun

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

called also joypad

Example Sentences

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, 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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Cite this Entry

“Game pad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20pad. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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