held in the hand or hands:
a hand-held torch.
small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands:
a hand-held hair drier.
something small enough to be used or operated while held in the hand or hands:
She traded in her bulky old movie camera for a hand-held.
held in position by the hand
(of a film camera) held rather than mounted, as in close-up action shots
(of an electronic device) able to be held in the hand and not requiring connection to a fixed power source
a computer that can be held in the hand
- Hand-held personal computer
- Handheld computer
A highly mobile and compact computer, also called a PDA (personal digital assistant), originally built to function as a personal scheduling assistant. Today, handheld computers frequently provide a convenient connection to the Internet using wireless technology. They are immensely popular in parts of Europe and Asia.
[hand-hohl-ding] /ˈhændˌhoʊl dɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of , , especially as a sign or token of affection. 2. constant reassurance and help, especially as an indication of one’s interest or confidence: We do a lot of handholding with our clients.
[han-dee-kap] /ˈhæn diˌkæp/ noun 1. a race or other contest in which certain disadvantages or advantages of weight, distance, time, etc., are placed upon competitors to equalize their chances of winning. 2. the disadvantage or advantage itself. 3. any disadvantage that makes success more difficult: The main handicap of our business is lack of capital. […]