handheld

adjective hand·held \ ˈhan(d)-ˌheld , -ˈheld \

Definition of handheld

:held in the hand; especially :designed to be operated while being held in the hand
  • handheld computers

handheld

play \ˈhan(d)-ˌheld\ noun

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First Known Use of handheld

1891


HANDHELD Defined for English Language Learners

handheld

adjective

Definition of handheld for English Language Learners

  • : designed to be used while being held in your hands



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