A*droit" (#), a. [F. adroit; a (L. ad) = droit straight, right, fr. L. directus, p. p. of dirigere. See Direct.]
Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.
in the application of the telescope and quadrant." Horsley
. "He was adroit
Syn. -- Dexterous; skillful; expert; ready; clever; deft; ingenious; cunning; ready-witted.
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