back-palm

transitive verb

Definition of back-palm

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

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First Known Use of back-palm

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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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 25 Sep. 2021.

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