Definitions for hand-held

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand′held`(adj.)

orhand′-held`,

  1. held in the hand or hands:

    a handheld torch.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands:

    a handheld camcorder.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)something small enough to be used or operated while held in the hand or hands:

    She traded in her bulky old movie camera for a handheld.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of hand-held:

1920–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand-held, handheld(adj)

    small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands

    "a hand-held computer"

Wiktionary

  1. hand-held(Noun)

    A personal digital assistant or video game console that is small enough to be held in the hands.

  2. hand-held(Adjective)

    Held in one or both hands.

  3. hand-held(Adjective)

    Small and light enough to be operated while held in one or both hands.

  4. Origin: (see hand) + held

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