American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ball mounted in a stationary housing and rotated to control a pointer on a computer screen.
- n. an electronic device consisting of a rotatable ball in a housing; used to position the cursor and move images on a computer screen
- track + ball (Wiktionary)
“It feels faster and navigating with the trackball is actually easier than using your fingers.”
“For that alone I am glad the trackball is there .... akbar56”
“Surprise, the left-click on my trackball was all worn out!”
“You use the whole palm to move the trackball, which is the size of an orange.”
“The trackball is a little oversensitive, but adjustable.”
“Atop the aluminum structure sits a modified computer trackball pointer, with a Ping-Pong ball in place of the usual trackball, which is heavier.”
“At the first sign of mouse-induced discomfort, try an alternative device like a trackball, which is a stationary device that you manipulate by rotating a ball instead of moving a mouse across the desk.”
“Well, for one, RIM has swapped out the traditional BlackBerry trackball, which is notorious for collecting lint and assorted gunk, for an optical trackpad.”
“The Stealth KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with a built-in optical trackball, which is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications.”
“It's not too uncommon for a BlackBerry Pearl 8100/8120 or BlackBerry Curve 8320 to have a problematic trackball, which is probably why RIM has been using trackpads more often now.”
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