Definition of handheld
: held in the hand; especially : designed to be operated while being held in the hand handheld computers
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A $300,000 lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 7-year-old boy, a 4-month-old girl and a woman -- claiming the three were badly burned by handheld fireworks that were sold to them in Oregon even though the fireworks were known to be defective.
In an age where live theater has to compete with assorted handheld electronic images and sounds for a young audience's attention span, director Jennifer Gesvantner has streamlined the story, resulting in a swiftly moving two acts.
Torres faced a judge Monday afternoon at Superior Court in New Britain on charges of drunken driving, using a handheld mobile device and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
That sense of realism is juxtaposed with a wild cinematic style from cinematographer Mike Eley, all off-center framing, low canted angles, dramatic tracking shots, and claustrophobic handheld camera for some of the more intense monologues.
That sense of realism is juxtaposed with a wild cinematic style from cinematographer Mike Eley, and claustrophobic handheld camera for some of the more intense monologues.
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.
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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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