If you're dexterous, you're good with your hands. To be dexterous is an essential trait for knitters and sleight-of-hand magicians.

The adjective dexterous often refers to skill and agility with the hands, but it can mean any skillful or clever physical movement. A kid's dexterous ball handling and footwork can aid him on the soccer field. Dexterous can also be used to describe mental skill and agility — like the dexterous handling of an uncomfortable situation at work.

Definitions of dexterous
  1. adjective
    skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
    dexterous of hand and inventive of mind”
    synonyms: deft, dextrous
    quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
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