[ hand-held ]
/ ˈhændˌhɛld /
held in the hand or hands: a handheld torch.
small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a handheld hair drier.
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.
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Origin of handheld
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby handheld
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Example sentences from the Web for hand-held
There may have been a hand-held camera, but no large camera.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for hand-held
held in position by the hand
(of a film camera) held rather than mounted, as in close-up action shots
(of an electronic device) able to be held in the hand and not requiring connection to a fixed power source
a computer that can be held in the hand
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