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noun pad pronunciation in British English /pæd/
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pluralpads
  1. 1
    [countable] a thick piece of a substance such as cloth, used for protecting something

    You need pads on your knees and elbows for rollerblading.

    knee/elbow/shin pads

    1. d.
      a thick piece of cloth or other material used for preventing liquid from spreading

      Try pressing on the wound with a large pad of cotton wool.

  2. 2
    [countable] a set of sheets of paper fastened together along the top or one side, used for writing or drawing

    Douglas scribbled the number on the pad by the phone.

  3. 6
    [singular] a quiet sound made by someone walking with light regular steps

    She heard the pad of bare feet coming down the stairs.

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