What does the word sleight mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Dexterity in manipulation; a jugglers trick.

Usage examples for sleight

  1. The directions are for working with wood, paper, chemicals and paints, with knife, pencil, brush and scissors, and for the performance of sleight- of- hand tricks. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  2. For a time the young are fed on the wing by their parents; but the feat is done by so quick and almost imperceptible a sleight, that a person must have attended very exactly to their motions before he would be able to perceive it. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  3. Its shops are second- hand, and not a few of its denizens are down on police records as sleight- of- hand. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
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