delete key



  • On most computer keyboards, a key which when pressed serves to erase any selected content, and when held down or repeatedly pressed, to erase content after the cursor. Its abbreviation is Del, Del key, or delete (2).
  • abbreviationDel key

Information & Library Science

  • noun a computer key that moves the cursor to erase characters, or removes highlighted text


  • noun a key on a keyboard that moves the cursor back one character space and deletes any character at that position