Definition of handheld
: held in the hand; especially : designed to be operated while being held in the hand handheld computers
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After using the duplicate key to get inside the car, the Hooligan members used a handheld electronic device to pair the key with the car's computer to turn the engine on and drive off.
With a body weight of 2.65 pounds, Panasonic said it could be used for handheld applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm.
And for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time, the kids had a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay.
The DataPen from Storm Primax is a handheld personal text scanner that the company says can read text about 10 to 20 times faster than your average typist.
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First Known Use of handheld
HANDHELD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handheld for English Language Learners
: designed to be used while being held in your hands
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