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black hand

noun, often capitalized B&H

Definition of BLACK HAND

:  a lawless secret society engaged in criminal activities (as terrorism or extortion)
black·hand·er \ˈblak-ˌhan-dər\ noun

Origin of BLACK HAND

Black Hand, a Sicilian and Italian-American secret society of the late 19th and 20th centuries
First Known Use: 1904


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