- the blade of an oar.
- the inner face of an anchor fluke.
- (loosely) an anchor fluke.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for palm
Origin of palm1
Words nearby palm
Definition for palm (2 of 2)
Origin of palm2
OTHER WORDS FROM palmpalmlike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for palm
Like in Brazil, slashing and burning is an easy way for farmers to clear land, in this case for the palm oil and paper industries.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common|Lili Pike|September 17, 2020|Vox
The canopy began to recoil, its edges assaulted by the expansion of hydroelectric power, logging, and, most impactful of all, palm oil plantations.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
The electrodermal sensor, which requires the user to place their palm on the watchface for a reading, likewise can be tracked over time to measure stress levels.Fitbit debuts new smartwatches that track how stressed the owners are|Aaron Pressman|August 25, 2020|Fortune
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.
On the day of the AFI dinner, Hitchcock receives a wire from Frank Capra, who is in Palm Springs.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In our digital world, all the accumulated knowledge of human history is available in the palm of our hands.
About 9:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday in 1965, a tornado struck Toledo, Ohio.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was quite a large town, the houses being built substantially of timber, thatched with palm leaves.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi|John S. C. Abbott
There was nothing left but the cabarets, and the Gardens, the Palm Rooms, and the ukuleles of to-day.Frenzied Fiction|Stephen Leacock
A frown began to gather on the vintner's brow and a sweat in his palm.The Goose Girl|Harold MacGrath
The small planter does the curing upon mats of sticks, boards, palm or banana leaves raised somewhat above the ground.
The full length of the handle should always be used, the end of the handle resting against the fleshy part of the palm.The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts|Janet Aldridge
British Dictionary definitions for palm (1 of 2)
- the side of the blade of an oar that faces away from the direction of a boat's movement during a stroke
- the face of the fluke of an anchor
Word Origin for palm
British Dictionary definitions for palm (2 of 2)
Word Origin for palm
Medical definitions for palm
Idioms and Phrases with palm
In addition to the idiom beginning with palm
- palm off
- cross someone's palm
- grease someone's palm
- itchy palm