point-and-shoot

adjective

Definition of point-and-shoot

: having or using preset or automatically adjusted controls (as for focus or shutter speed) a point-and-shoot camera

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of point-and-shoot was in 1964

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point-and-shoot

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of point-and-shoot

of a camera : having simple controls that do not need to be changed by the user and that make it possible to take pictures easily

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