cam·​cord·​er | \ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər \

Definition of camcorder 

: a small portable combined camera and video recording device

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The camcorder reported stolen from the school was recovered, Loughran said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Norridge police: Three arrested following break-in at Ridgewood High School," 20 June 2018 The couple documents their runaway with a vintage Polaroid camera and camcorder. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Presents Snappy Silent Film For 'Back To You' Visual: Watch," 5 June 2018 After school, Stanfield wrote and directed skits on his aunt's camcorder, violent burlesques about a thug named Lil' Biggie trying to prove his manhood with a gun. Amy Nicholson,, "Is Hollywood ready for the brilliant weirdness of Lakeith Stanfield?," 3 July 2018 The officers took a computer tower, desktop, flash drives, SD cards, tablets, multiple CDs, floppy disks, cellphones, a camcorder and a hard drive, court records show. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Hobart man accused of child porn offenses; gets federal court date," 15 June 2018 This is despite the fact that Mitchell's Pac-Man game was captured via an over-the-shoulder camcorder and among multiple contemporary witnesses on real hardware provided by New Hampshire's Funspot arcade. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Billy Mitchell says he’s “not going to stop now” after scoreboard ban [Updated]," 17 Apr. 2018 The tech giant also highlighted its growing line of camcorders with 4K and HDR support. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sony to Open Digital Media Production Center in Los Angeles," 8 Apr. 2018 Today, a cursory Internet search will lead you to video footage taken inside the houseboat by police in the aftermath—with a shaky camcorder leading you through Cunanan’s final lair. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Versace: Everything We Know About Andrew Cunanan’s Suicide," 22 Mar. 2018 Your camcorder-toting dad might have been onto something in the '90s. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "TDA Global Cycling Offers Fully Paid Travel Internship," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of camcorder

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camcorder

camera + recorder

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English Language Learners Definition of camcorder

: a small video camera for personal use


cam·​cord·​er | \ˈkam-ˌkȯr-dər \

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: a small video camera

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