palm·​top ˈpä(l)m-ˌtäp How to pronounce palmtop (audio)
: a small portable computer easily held in the palm of the hand

Examples of palmtop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, if size and portability are your main concern, this inexpensive palmtop projector is the best option available. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 28 Apr. 2022

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Word History


palm entry 2 + laptop

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palmtop was in 1987

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“Palmtop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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palm·​top -ˌtäp How to pronounce palmtop (audio)
: a small portable computer that fits in the palm of the hand
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