hand-held

[hand-held]
adjective
1.
held in the hand or hands: a hand-held torch.
2.
small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held 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 hand-held.
Also, handheld.


Origin:
1920–25

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

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