Sleight (?), n. [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]

1.

Cunning; craft; artful practice.

[Obs.] "His sleight and his covin."

Chaucer.

2.

An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.

The world hath many subtle sleights. Latimer.

3.

Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

Chaucer. "The juggler's sleight."

Hudibras.

Sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestidigitation.

 

© Webster 1913.

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