from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who practices or performs sleight of hand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practises legerdemain; a juggler; a trickster.
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It enables charlatans to find dupes, and causes the real magician to be applauded as a legerdemainist.