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- n. A magician or juggler; a trickster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A juggler who produces illusions by the use of elaborate machinery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practised legerdemain or sleight of hand; a prestigiator; a magician; a juggler who produced optical illusions by mechanical contrivances; hence, an impostor; a cheat.
From Old French tregetor, from tregeter ‘throw around’, ultimately from Latin trans- + jactare ‘throw’. (Wiktionary)