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(pŏk′ĭt-sīzd′) or pock·et·size (-sīz′)
1. Of a size suitable to be carried in a pocket: a pocket-sized radio.
2. Small: "a pocket-sized riot in the Lower House" (Terence Smith).




suitable for fitting in a pocket; small
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pocket-sized - limited in size or scopepocket-sized - limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
limited - small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
2.pocket-sized - small enough to be carried in a garment pocket; "pocket-size paperbacks"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
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