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

Example Sentences

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 The Port of Cincinnati stopped the largest number of the palmed-sized crustaceans with furry claws, CBP said. Jeanne Houck,, 22 Jan. 2020 Just before half time the Romans gained the lead, after Totti's speculative long shot was palmed straight to the feet of a hungry Simone Perrotta, who couldn't miss., 2 Mar. 2018 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 28 Nov. 2022.

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