(noun) A plus-shaped directionalinputpadon a videogamecontroller that allows for eightdegrees of movement,nowlargely superseded by the thumbstick.
Use "d-pad" in a sentence
"A proper, old-fashioned 2D platformer with ledges and enemies and timed swings and all the things that make you cry out for a nice crisp d-pad and a decently sprung jump button."
"The clamshell device will allegedly sport a super high-resolution display, features a full QWERTY keyboard along with what looks like a touch sensitive d-pad and button arrangement, and may run atop a custom Linux build."
"While these games have been available for the iPod Classic and iPod nano, these new versions offer high-resolution graphics and three different ways to control the action: the virtual d-pad, touch-screen or by using the built-in accelerometer by tilting the device in a given direction."