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black hand

noun, often capitalized B&H

Definition of black hand

  1. :  a lawless secret society engaged in criminal activities (as terrorism or extortion)

blackhander play \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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to manage or play awkwardly

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