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Meaning of hand-held

hand-held

Pronunciation: (hand'held"), [key]
— adj.
  1. held in the hand or hands: a hand-held torch.
  2. small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held hair drier.
—n.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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