from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a hand-held camera and camera film.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of portable photographic camera, esp. adapted for snapshot work, in which a succession of negatives is made upon a continuous roll of sensitized film; -- originally a trademark name of the Eastman Kodak Company, but from early 1900's through the 1930's it was popularly applied to almost any hand camera.
  • n. A photograph taken with a kodak.
  • v. To photograph with a kodak; hence, to describe or characterize briefly and vividly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To photograph with a kodak.
  • To take photographs with a kodak; use a kodak.
  • n. A hand-camera, of a special make, designed for taking instantaneous photographs; hence, any similar camera.


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