- skill with the hands, esp. in confusing or deceiving onlookers, as in doing magic tricks; legerdemain
- a trick or tricks thus performed
sleight of handsleight of hand
sleight of hand
nounpl. sleights of hand
- a. The performance of or skill in performing juggling or magic tricks so quickly and deftly that the manner of execution cannot be observed; legerdemain.b. A trick or set of tricks performed in this way.
- a. Deception or trickery: made the program appear affordable by statistical sleight of hand.b. A deceptive or misleading act.