having steady hands; having self-control; calm.

Origin of steady-handed

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Griswold lifted the sick man, and his companion, deft and steady-handed, administered the stimulant.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde

  • But a Hannibal is not possible without an army, and a steady-handed Fabius was the need of the times.