Definition of Black Hand in English:

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Black Hand

noun

1A secret criminal and terrorist society in New York during the early 20th century.
1.1A secret criminal society similar to Black Hand.
Example sentences
  • By this point, standing up and saying ‘no’ to the Black Hand was a dangerous act.
  • Though formally established only in 1911-the Black Hand cast its shadow long before.
  • As an organization, the Black Hand had aspirations to rearrange the whole Balkan peninsula.

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