What does the word gingerly mean?

Usage examples for gingerly

  1. He felt himself gingerly. – Duel on Syrtis by Poul William Anderson
  2. We puffed gingerly along for a while, and tried hard to imagine that things were improved. – How Tell a Story and Others by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. The doctor shook his head and puffed more than ever, wiped his hands and pulled his cuffs down gingerly. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison