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.

Nearby words

  1. handfasting,
  2. handfeed,
  3. handful,
  4. handgrip,
  5. handgun,
  6. handheld computer,
  7. handhold,
  8. handholding,
  9. handicap,
  10. handicap register

Origin of handheld

First recorded in 1920–25

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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