/ˌlɛʤɚdəˈmeın/ noun [noncount]
: skill in using your hands to perform magic tricks :sleight of hand
— often used figuratively

financial legerdemain [=trickery]

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  • leg|er|de|main|ist — «LEHJ uhr duh MAY nihst», noun. a person who practices legerdemain …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-woman — legˈ man or legˈ woman noun 1. A person whose work involves journeys outside the office 2. An assistant who runs errands or gathers information 3. A newspaper reporter • • • Main Entry: ↑leg leg woman see ↑leg man above. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • leg — black·leg·gery; black·leg·ism; boot·leg·ger; col·leg·er; ec·leg·ma; en·leg·end·ed; hy·leg; jock·te·leg; leg·an·tine; leg; leg·a·tee; leg·ate·ship; leg·a·tine; leg·a·tive; leg·bar; leg·end·ar·i·ly; leg·end·ist; leg·end·ize; leg·end·ry;… …   English syllables

  • leg-pulling — noun as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true • Syn: ↑leg pull • Hypernyms: ↑jest, ↑joke, ↑jocularity * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-puller — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that practices leg pulls listen to the … redoubtable leg pullers spouting their reminiscences of the wide and wonderful John O London s Weekly * * * legˈ puller noun • • • Main Entry: ↑leg …   Useful english dictionary

  • main — al·main; do·main·al; leg·er·de·main; main; main·er; main·ite; main·land; main·land·er; main·mast; main·our; main·per·na·ble; main·per·nor; main·pri·sor; main·sail; main·tain; main·tain·able; main·tain·er; main·tain·or; main·top; main·top·man;… …   English syllables

  • Leg theory — is a bowling tactic in the sport of cricket. The term leg theory is somewhat archaic and seldom used any more, but the basic tactic still plays a part in modern cricket.Simply put, leg theory involves concentrating the bowling attack at or near… …   Wikipedia

  • Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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