sleight of hand

noun phrase

Definition of sleight of hand

1 a : a cleverly executed trick or deception
b : a conjuring trick requiring manual dexterity
2 a : skill and dexterity in conjuring tricks
b : adroitness in deception

First Known Use of sleight of hand

1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SLEIGHT OF HAND Defined for Kids

sleight of hand

noun \ ˌslī-təv-ˈhand \

Definition of sleight of hand for Students

: skill and quickness in the use of the hands especially in doing magic tricks


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