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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. – hippietrail Mar 16 '13 at 9:25
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    @hippietrail I think ELU has more of a negative attitude – Theta30 Apr 10 '13 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 '13 at 22:22
  • "Risers" is general, but viable I think. – Justin Stafford May 16 at 15:26
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They are called rectangular or circular rubber feet.

  • "rubber feet" does it for me (assuming they are made of rubber) – Theta30 Mar 19 '13 at 21:52

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