What does the word trickster mean?

Usage examples for trickster

  1. While I was considering what to do with him, since his behaviour was very threatening, I was greatly relieved by seeing an Englishman come in after him, who proved, indeed, to be no other than my old acquaintance, Trickster Tim. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  2. There were too many things to explain; too many things which seemed to connect her directly with the Rodaines; too many things which appeared to show that her sympathies were there and that she might only be a trickster in their hands, a trickster to trap him! – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  3. I am going to treat her as if she were an unconscious trickster. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland