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  • (adj) small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands


  1. Much of the infamous Berlin Wall has been torn down, but visitors who want to find its original path can use a hand-held GPS Wall Guide.
  2. A doctor in Virginia uses a hand-held device to write an e-prescription.


  1. Wrong way on distracted driving

    Pennsylvania's belated law that bans texting while driving hasn't produced many citations because it is a half-measure. The law doesn't bar use of hand-held cellphones while driving, so police have a difficult time determining if drivers are texting or d
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

  2. ways to prepare for possible ban on cell use while driving

    A bill to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving awaits approval from Governor Quinn. If the bill becomes law… that doesn't mean your car conversations are kaput.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  3. Mobile fingerprint scanner paying off for Richmond County police

    A hand-held piece of technology adopted by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office last year has dropped the identification of suspects to minutes, according to authorities.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle


  1. "My mother-in-law, for instance, is now reading from a little hand-held screen that she can download books on," Bush said of former first lady Barbara Bush. "But I also think that there will always be a place for the book and that people love...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Laura Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are introducing new laws to stop the potential for mass murder when it comes to these hand-held lasers," Mr Iemma said. "I cannot underestimate ...... the potential for catastrophic consequences if a plane is brought down by these fools,...
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Morris Iemma Source: The Age

  3. "Using a mobile phone while driving is a distraction, and the illegal use of hand-held mobile phones is very dangerous," Mr Albanese said in a statement.
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Anthony Albanese Source: The Age

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