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English definition of “palm”


noun [C] (HAND)    /pɑːm/
C2 the inside part of your hand from your wrist to the base of your fingers : This tiny device fits into the palm of your hand .The hand read sb's palm to look at the lines on the inside of someone's hand and say what these lines say about their character and future Predicting things and intuitionExtrasensory perception and telepathy
(Definition of palm noun (HAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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