Meaning of “deft” in the English Dictionary

"deft" in British English

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deftadjective

uk /deft/ us /deft/

(Definition of “deft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deft" in American English

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deftadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /deft/

skillful, effective, and quick:

He cut some logs up for firewood with a few deft strokes of his ax.
deftly
adverb us /ˈdef·tli/

She deftly answered the tough questions.

(Definition of “deft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)