Compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held video camera. (adjective)
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Use "hand-held" in a sentence
"Ballistics were confirming the make of weapon, but had already suggested they were automatics; in other words, hand-held weapons."
"You have to be really into sitting at your computer or hand-held device most of the day to appreciate Twitter, et al. ken_in_dfw"
"Many airlines now can deliver boarding passes to passengers' smartphones or other hand-held devices."