What does the word masterly mean?

Usage examples for masterly

  1. That Townsend was a masterly letter- writer this account of him will, I feel, have already suggested. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. Although the thought of the book of Job is profound, and it deals in a masterly manner with a fundamental human problem, it is more than a mere philosophical discussion. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  3. General Washington, seeing the inevitable result, made a masterly retreat with the whole garrison across the sound to New York during the night, favoured by calm weather and a thick fog. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston