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[shoo r-han-did, shur-]
  1. using the hands with skill and confidence; dexterous.
  2. done with skill and proficiency: a sure-handed sketch of a proposed building.
  3. displaying the skill and experience of an expert: a sure-handed politician.
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Origin of sure-handed

First recorded in 1945–50
Related formssure-hand·ed·ly, adverbsure-hand·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sure-handed

Historical Examples of sure-handed

  • Alison was a sure-handed, skilful hitter, but did not aspire to leadership.

    The Clever Woman of the Family

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The boys are strong and sure-handed, and the War Ministry rests easy in letting them deal with this delicate, important work.