Definition of neat-handed in English:

neat-handed

Pronunciation /ˌniːtˈhandɪd/

adjective

  • Having neat or pretty hands (now rare); deft in handling things; dexterous.

    Formerly frequently in "neat-handed Phillis".

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Milton (1608–1674), poet and polemicist. From neat + handed.