e-reader

noun
e-read·​er | \ ˈē-ˌrē-dər How to pronounce e-reader (audio) \

Definition of e-reader

: a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

First Known Use of e-reader

1999, in the meaning defined above

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“E-reader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-reader. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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e-reader

noun
e-read·​er | \ ˈē-ˌrē-dər \

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: an electronic device used for reading e-books and similar material

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