dextrous dextrous  /ˈdɛk strəs/


  • (adj) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands



  1. The dextrous and stealthy white and black sifaka has springlike legs that propel it through the forest like a cat, in quiet, arcing leaps.
  2. And finally, this most dextrous of card sharks trumps his story.
  3. It takes such beautiful advantage of the mechanics of the human torso that the German scientists listened well to Surgeon Sauerbruch, an especially dextrous technician.



  • The diarist John Evelyn called him "a very proper person and very dextrous in business", adding "and has besides all this married a very great fortune".
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: John Evelyn Source: BBC News

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