- the blade of an oar.
- the inner face of an anchor fluke.
- (loosely) an anchor fluke.
Idioms about palm
Origin of palm1
Words nearby palm
Other definitions for palm (2 of 2)
Origin of palm2
OTHER WORDS FROM palmpalmlike, adjective
How to use palm in a sentence
That’s why, when the practice ends, he marches from teammate to teammate, palm extended.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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.
Almost half of oil palms in that country are grown by smallholders rather than large-scale agribusiness.
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
Tobacco at this period was also rolled up in the leaves of the Palm and smoked.
His strong hands lay palm downwards on the arms of his chair, pressing them hard.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales|Various
She had taken off her glove now, and her palm left on his a reminiscence of Peau d'Espagne.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The natives of Guiana use a tube or pipe not unlike a cheroot, made from the rind of the fruit of a species of palm.
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
Other 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