Black Hand

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Black Hand

n.
A secret society organized for acts of terrorism and blackmail that was active in the United States in the early 1900s.

Black Hand

n
1. (Historical Terms) a group of Sicilian blackmailers and terrorists formed in the 1870s and operating in the US in the early 20th century
2. (Historical Terms) (in 19th-century Spain) an organization of anarchists

Black′ Hand′


n.
a secret criminal group organized in Italy practicing blackmail and violence.
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Noun1.Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations