What does the word finesse mean?

Usage examples for finesse

  1. However, after running with the current, backing water, and clever finesse, we come safely to anchor against the shore opposite the Fort, under the lee of Bear Rock. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  2. It might be only social finesse in Pearl but she was showing to others the same pleased vivacity she had shown to him. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. It required him to revise her crude plannings, put in the omitted finesse, and deliver Donald safely at the station. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
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