back-palm

transitive verb

: to conceal (something, such as cards or coins) on the side of the hand away from the audience in sleight of hand

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back-palm was circa 1934

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“Back-palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-palm. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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