handheld

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

Definition of handheld

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

handheld

\ˈhan(d)-ˌheld\ noun

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First Known Use of handheld

1891


HANDHELD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of handheld for English Language Learners

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



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