palm print


variants or less commonly palmprint
ˈpäm-ˌprint How to pronounce palm print (audio)
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

Examples of palm print in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspect, caught on camera, appears to have left his fingerprint and palm prints behind on the glass, Downey said. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 4 May 2024 Officials said Bryant's palm prints were lifted from Coleman's vehicle. Jade Thomas, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2024 Not only was Vieyra’s blood in the sink, Ross found, but his palm print appeared on the bedroom wall and the sill of the window that the killer had broken to enter the house. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Bryant's palm prints were lifted from Coleman’s vehicle, officials said. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 His thumbprint and palm print were later lifted from the scooter, authorities allege. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 Authorities later linked a palm print found in Polly’s bedroom to the convict. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 Alexandra wore a coral Carolina Herrera dress adorned with red flowers and a green palm print. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2023 In 1976, he was arrested a few months after his palm print was found in a getaway car that had been used in a bombing. David Segal, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Palm print.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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