black hand

noun, often capitalized B&H
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of black hand

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

blackhander

play \ˈblak-ˌhan-dər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of black hand

Black Hand, a Sicilian and Italian-American secret society of the late 19th and 20th centuries


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