Definition of legal pad in English:

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legal pad


North American
1A ruled writing tablet, often yellow, that measures 8½ by 14 inches.
Example sentences
  • He muttered as he reached for his bag and pulled out a yellow legal pad covered in scrawled writing.
  • She scribbled a few things on a yellow legal pad and left to give Adele privacy while she undressed.
  • Otis was at the counter writing furiously on his legal pad and barely acknowledging Adam as he ran into the back to grab his vest.
1.1A ruled pad of paper: premium legal pads with recycled paper, 5 x 8, white
More example sentences
  • The teacher insisted I use notebook paper instead of legal pads.
  • Stashed between the legal pads and paper clips lie sewing room selections.
  • He sighed and riffled through the mass of papers on his desk for a legal pad.

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Syllabification: le·gal pad

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