sleight

[ slahyt ]
/ slaɪt /

noun

skill; dexterity.
an artifice; stratagem.
cunning; craft.

Origin of sleight

1225–75; Middle English; early Middle English slēgth < Old Norse slǣgth. See sly, -th1
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sleight
/ (slaɪt) /

noun archaic

skill; dexteritySee also sleight of hand
a trick or stratagem
cunning; trickery

Word Origin for sleight

C14: from Old Norse slægth, from slægr sly
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