mouse pad


: a thin flat pad (as of rubber) on which a computer mouse is used

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Each looks almost like a computer mouse pad. Jennifer Clare Ball, Wired, 30 Sep. 2021 There is also a slide-out mouse pad that can be used on either the right or left side of the tray. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec. 2022 The entire top surface is finished with a microfiber material, acting as one huge mouse pad to play on. Brittany Lynn Vincent, Popular Mechanics, 29 Nov. 2022 Complete with a mouse pad, device ledge, and phone holder, this handy padded lap desk is essential for that person who often works from home (but doesn't have an ideal WFH setup). Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 16 Dec. 2022 Even the most basic mouse pad is a huge step up from using a mouse directly on a desk. Harry Rabinowitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Nov. 2022 Put a desk mat on your desktop to keep it scuff-free (and eliminate the need for a mouse pad). Scott Gilbertson Gear Team, WIRED, 29 Nov. 2022 For the workaholic Dad, this leather mouse pad will stylishly upgrade his work desk. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 18 Nov. 2022 Available in black onyx, brown, navy blue, or cognac, this grain leather mouse pad (which can also be personalized with your boss' initials) makes any desk look classier than ever. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouse pad was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Mouse pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

mouse pad

: a thin flat pad (as of rubber) on which a computer mouse is used
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