Definition of dexterous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dexterous

 adjective
(also dextrous)adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdekstrəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekstrəs//
 
(formal)
 
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skilful with your hands; skilfully done Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘mentally skilful’): from Latin dexter ‘on the right’ + -ous.
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