[ shoo r-han-did, shur- ]
/ ˈʃʊərˌhæn dɪd, ˈʃɜr- /


using the hands with skill and confidence; dexterous.
done with skill and proficiency: a sure-handed sketch of a proposed building.
displaying the skill and experience of an expert: a sure-handed politician.

Origin of sure-handed

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM sure-handed

sure-hand·ed·ly, adverbsure-hand·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sure-handed

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

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