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

First Known Use of point-and-shoot

1964


POINT-AND-SHOOT Defined for English Language Learners

point-and-shoot

adjective

Definition of point-and-shoot for English Language Learners

  • 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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