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Meaning of BLACK HAND

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
 
 See Also: gangdom, gangland, organized crime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Black Hand\ [A trans. of Sp. mano negra.]
1. A Spanish anarchistic society, many of the members of
   which were imprisoned in 1883.

2. A lawless or blackmailing secret society, esp. among
   Italians. [U. S.]

 

 

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