palm print

noun

variants or less commonly palmprint
ˈpäm-ˌprint How to pronounce palm print (audio)
ˈpälm-,
ˈpȯm-,
ˈpȯlm-
plural palm prints also palmprints
: a print of the palm of a hand : an impression of the lines and wrinkles of the palm of a hand on a surface
And one hard clue turned up: police say Steven Benson's palm print was found on a receipt for pipe like that used in the bombing. Newsweek
… the texturing is the palm print of the artist's hand. Anne Stevens
Although Oswald's right palmprint was found on the rifle's stock, someone could have left the rifle there to implicate him. David Fisher
also : an ink impression or digital image of such a print taken or made for the purpose of identification
"I'll be right over," his lawyer Watson Bryant told him. "They want your hair, they want your palm prints …" Marie Brenner

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palm print was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near palm print

Cite this Entry

“Palm print.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palm%20print. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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