mouse pad


Definition of mouse pad

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

Examples of mouse pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The package was supposed to contain a computer mouse pad and Keurig coffee supplies. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Driver steals purse, leads police on vehicle chase; intoxicated man crashes car into pickup truck: Brook Park police blotter," 18 Dec. 2020 For first-person shooters and PC games that require frequent flicks of the wrist, an oversized mouse pad can ensure that a mouse never flies off its intended surface. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica ultimate holiday gift guide 2020," 14 Dec. 2020 Dedicated mouse-and-keyboard gamers who don’t want to sacrifice latency have another option: the lapboard—a gloriously large, cushioned lap desk with an embedded keyboard and mouse pad. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "It’s Time to Try PC Gaming From Your Couch," 10 Nov. 2020 This mouse pad provides optimal function for your computer’s mouse while adding a sleek metallic look to your desk. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Accessorize your Apple devices with our picks for best accessories of 2020," 14 Sep. 2020 Featuring a pen holder and a phone or tablet stand, this desk is lightweight and also comes with a padded wrist rest, mouse pad, and durable underside cushions. Popular Science, "Essential laptop accessories that make working way more comfortable," 16 June 2020 Any hint of rainbows — including her rainbow pen, rainbow mouse pad and glasses with rainbow colors on the sides — had to go. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: State commission wants judge to banish rainbow flag," 17 Apr. 2020 Members of San Francisco’s Central Police Station rode a cable car and tossed gifts like Year of the Rat mouse pads to the crowd. Roland Li,, "Coronavirus worries don’t dampen SF’s Chinese New Year Parade," 8 Feb. 2020 An initial tweet showed Christmas ornaments and the bottle opener, while a follow-up tweet showed the mouse pad and another ornament. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with photos of Auschwitz concentration camp," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of mouse pad

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mouse pad was in 1983

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26 Dec 2020

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“Mouse pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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

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