palm print

noun
variants: or less commonly palmprint \ ˈpäm-​ˌprint How to pronounce palmprint (audio) , ˈpälm-​ , ˈpȯm-​ , ˈpȯlm-​ \
plural palm prints also palmprints

Definition of palm print

: 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 background is soft-ground etching and 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

First Known Use of palm print

1893, in the meaning defined above

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