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handheld

or hand-held

[ hand-held ]
/ ˈhændˌhɛld /
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adjective

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.

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for handheld

hand-held

adjective

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

noun

a computer that can be held in the hand
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