sure-hand·​ed ˈshu̇r-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce sure-handed (audio)
: proficient and confident in performance especially using the hands
sure-handedness noun

Examples of sure-handed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magar’s sensitive and sure-handed direction justifies the ART’s faith in her ability to handle ambitious and conceptually challenging work. Don Aucoin,, 13 Sep. 2023 Newton ripped a two-run single to get Mooresville on the board in the fourth, and the sure-handed Cooper, an IU commit, cleanly fielded every ball hit her way (including one that deflected off Hair's glove). Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 5 June 2023 Cavan Biggio, the ninth hitter, singled and then the normally sure-handed Brian Anderson clanked a routine chopper to third off the bate of George Springer to load the bases. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2023 The customarily sure-handed Bruins, after finally moving out to a 5-4 lead on Jake DeBrusk’s shorthanded goal in the third, twice botched chances to work the puck out of their own end, resulting in goals by Matt Tkachuk and Eetu Luostarinen that proved the gateway to Florida’s 7-5 victory. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 29 Apr. 2023 Oregon’s usually sure-handed defense had a couple of costly miscues in the second that turned what could have been a scoreless frame into a three-run inning. oregonlive, 24 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, Utah Valley dominates the defense board and suffocates shooters with lockdown on-ball defense and sure-handed blocking. Evan Dudley, al, 28 Mar. 2023 Wong is the more sure-handed catcher, known for his ability to work well with a pitching staff, which might be of more value to the Sox. Julian McWilliams,, 21 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sure-handed was in 1930

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“Sure-handed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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