a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by sliding the finger along a touch-sensitive surface: used chiefly in laptop computers.

Origin of touchpad

1990–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for touchpad

Contemporary Examples of touchpad

  • The effect is an oneiric blend on his computer screen that he moves through, struggling with the touchpad mouse.

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    Baryshnikov Unbound

    Ross Kenneth Urken

    May 17, 2009

Historical Examples of touchpad

  • She rolled over and grabbed my keyboard and scribed on the touchpad with her fingertip.

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    Cory Doctorow

  • He tapped at his touchpad and a window came up, showing relative strength signals for two of the access points.