legal pad


Definition of legal pad

: a writing tablet of ruled yellow paper that is usually 8.5 by 14 inches (about 22 by 36 centimeters)

Examples of legal pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dorsey first scribbled the idea for Twitter on a legal pad, said Scott Rosenberg in Axios. The Week Staff, The Week, 4 Dec. 2021 The Gipper reached into his briefcase, withdrew a legal pad, and scribbled something on it. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 17 Dec. 2021 Karkutt, who had moved into the public seats in the back of the courtroom to see the screen that Sidoti used to present the police report, took notes on a legal pad. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 Doodling on a yellow legal pad in 1969, Bruce Kirby designed one of the most beloved sailboats in history, a low-slung fiberglass dinghy that became known as the Laser. Washington Post, 26 July 2021 Grabbing a yellow legal pad, Mr. Kirby promptly drew one up, envisioning a lightweight fiberglass hull, just under 14 feet long. New York Times, 23 July 2021 With her yellow legal pad, Mayra was ready to take down names. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 Clutching a piece of paper from a legal pad, Carvey workshopped his latest guy: Red Rednecki, the Redneck Comedian (Intentionally Bad). Bethy Squires, Vulture, 23 June 2021 The defendant, in a suit and tie, has sat at the defense table, taking notes on a large legal pad. Ray Sanchez And Aaron Cooper, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of legal pad

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legal pad was in 1882

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1 Jan 2022

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“Legal pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of legal pad

: a pad of yellow paper with lines on it for writing


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