What is the proper name for the four legs (pads?) on the bottom of a laptop? I am thinking of those that are glued to the laptop and make the airflow circulation better under it.

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    I think enough native speakers wouldn't know the right term for these that the question would do just as well or perhaps better over on English Language & Usage. Mar 16, 2013 at 9:25
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    @hippietrail I think ELU has more of a negative attitude Apr 10, 2013 at 21:52

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For most equipment they are called feet, but in the laptop context, add-on feet may be called bumpers or stands (1, 2) as well. Phrases “self-stick rubber pads” or “stick-on rubber pads” also may be used for particular kinds of feet.

  • "Rubber baby tablet bumpers." :^)
    – J.R.
    Mar 15, 2013 at 22:22
  • "Risers" is general, but viable I think. May 16, 2019 at 15:26

They are called rectangular or circular rubber feet.

  • "rubber feet" does it for me (assuming they are made of rubber) Mar 19, 2013 at 21:52

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