hand-held hand-held

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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

Quotes

  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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