ˈpämd How to pronounce palmed (audio)
ˈpȯlmd How to pronounce palmed (audio)
: having a palm of a specified kind
used in combination
leather-palmed gloves

Examples of palmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her fingers extend toward the camera in an open-palmed, defensive position, their tips trembling. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 This was before the days when sweaty-palmed beat writers spent the final minutes in the press box furiously writing online recaps that publish as soon as the game ends. Eric Branch,, 1 Apr. 2020 For pennies to the pound, sweaty-palmed readers could indulge their paranoia in tales of the weird, the fantastic, the alien and the just plain disturbing. Neely Tucker, The Seattle Times, 10 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palmed was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Palmed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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