Pad arm | definition of pad arm by Medical dictionary
An extension of a spectacle frame either integral with the bridge or as a separate attachment to which a pad is fitted.
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The pad arm
features a built-in extension that can be used to speed the downstroke and eliminate pad extenders or spacer blocks when using low-profile printing pads.
A reciprocating pad arm
moves downward to pick up the image from the cliche plate and then turns 90 [degrees] and extends horizontally to print on a vertical surface.
The metal pad arms
on the bridge enable the frame to sit up properly on a flatter nose.