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)

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And handwritten notes taken by an aide to Mr. LaPierre, scrawled on a yellow legal pad, detailed what the N.R.A. says were threats made by Mr. North to force Mr. LaPierre to resign. Danny Hakim, New York Times, "How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.," 22 Aug. 2019 First drafts of her word-work, in number-two pencil on yellow legal pads, then went through as many as 13 revisions on the word-processor. The Economist, "Obituary: Toni Morrison died on August 5th," 15 Aug. 2019 And Mounira Al Solh, who grew up in Beirut, spoke to Middle East refugees, then fleshed out their portraits and stories on sheets from a yellow legal pad., "Wordless terror and the world’s refugees: Steve Duin," 2 Aug. 2019 One especially bold goat lunged upward, stood on its hind legs, and took a mouthful off my legal pad. High School Journalism Institute,, "Student voices: Goats ate my notes. (No, seriously)," 17 July 2019 Smoltz keeps notes both freehand on legal pads and digitally in his iPad’s Goodnotes app. Jacob Feldman,, "As the Game Evolves, MLB Broadcaster John Smoltz Has Become a Topic of Debate," 7 June 2019 Notwithstanding the note scrawled on Bolton’s legal pad, no one appears to be calling for military intervention at this point. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Venezuela power struggle: a play for time ... and military's support," 29 Jan. 2019 The second volume, bound vertically like a legal pad with fold-out imagery, is anchored by an essay by the museum’s Wendy Yu curator in charge of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "An Exclusive First Look at the Met’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” Catalog," 3 Apr. 2019 The same things happened with these legal pads, white with narrow lines. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "Historian Robert Caro on the Importance of Analog Research in a Digital Age," 15 Apr. 2019

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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