[ trak-bawl ]
/ ˈtrækˌbɔl /
a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by rotating a ball set inside a case.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of trackball
First recorded in 1975–1980
Words nearby trackball
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British Dictionary definitions for trackball
/ (ˈtrækˌbɔːl) /
computing a device consisting of a small ball, mounted in a cup, which can be rotated to move the cursor around the screen
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