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handheld

or hand-held

[hand-held] /ˈhændˌhɛld/
adjective
1.
held in the hand or hands:
a handheld torch.
2.
small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands:
a handheld hair drier.
noun
3.
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.
Origin of handheld
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for hand-held

hand-held

adjective
1.
held in position by the hand
2.
(of a film camera) held rather than mounted, as in close-up action shots
3.
(of an electronic device) able to be held in the hand and not requiring connection to a fixed power source
noun
4.
a computer that can be held in the hand
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