Definition of palmtop
: a small portable computer easily held in the palm of the hand
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A palmtop organizer can make keeping track of appointments a big deal.
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Origin and Etymology of palmtop
2palm + laptop
First Known Use: 1987See Words from the same year
PALMTOP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of palmtop for English Language Learners
: a computer that is small enough to be held in the palm of your hand
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