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 Kavanaugh used a binder and multiple legal notepads throughout his vetting by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Gorsuch was photographed jotting down notes on a legal pad. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Amy Coney Barrett: Judge's blank notepad goes viral, Sen. Whitehouse's presentation elicits memes," 14 Oct. 2020 The Gipper reached into his briefcase and pulled out a legal pad. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "‘Rogues’ we have known, &c.," 17 Aug. 2020 Tsarnaev himself seemed indifferent, and spent much of his time doodling on a legal pad. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "Why a Court Overturned the Death Sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber," 5 Aug. 2020 Stefani said the facilitator left around 4 p.m. Lawyers for both sides hammered out the terms of the settlement, at first scratching out a draft on a legal pad. Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press, "The keys to the cover-up: Supreme Court frees last documents from text message scandal," 30 May 2020 An aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed him notes on a legal pad, which prompted a couple of smiles from the otherwise poker-faced senator. Laura Davison,, "Trump’s Defense Is Confident in Acquittal: Impeachment Update," 22 Jan. 2020 He was known to take copious notes on yellow legal pads. Washington Post, "GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House," 29 Jan. 2020 The three-story brick building, tucked between the Grand Central Parkway and a cemetery in Queens, is the department’s central warehouse for pens, legal pads, paper towels, American flags and the other supplies of everyday police office work. Los Angeles Times, "‘This is a siege’: Inside the NYPD depot at the heart of New York’s coronavirus fight," 24 Apr. 2020 The jumble of ethernet cables, legal pads and computers covering the boardroom table stands in sharp contrast to the formality of the moment. Aamer Madhani, Twin Cities, "Situation Room: 2 photos capture vastly different presidents," 27 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of legal pad

1882, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Legal pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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