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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 but·ter·fin·gered, But·ter-fin·gered a. Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; not skillful in using the hands; slippery; careless.
 Syn: -- bumbling, bungling, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 butterfingered
      adj : not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands;
            "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance";
            "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely
            empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor
            creature"- Mary H. Vorse [syn: bumbling, bungling,
            ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed,
             left-handed]