Definition of Black Hand in US English:

Black Hand


  • 1A secret criminal and terrorist society in New York during the early 20th century.

    1. 1.1 A secret criminal society similar to Black Hand.
      • ‘He later founded an undercover terrorist group called Union or Death, known as the Black Hand, which was involved in the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914 that sparked off the First World War.’
      • ‘Others involved include a wealthy young lady who falls in love with Chi-chiang, the man who loves her and a band of "Black Hand" killers.’
      • ‘A terrorist of the Black Hand ignited World War I by assassinating the Archduke Ferdinand.’
      • ‘As an organization, the Black Hand had aspirations to rearrange the whole Balkan peninsula.’
      • ‘By this point, standing up and saying ‘no’ to the Black Hand was a dangerous act.’
      • ‘I don't think blogs have the ability to replace CBS News any more than Gavrilo Princip and the Black Hand could replace the Hapsburgs.’
      • ‘The Black Hand had struck again.’
      • ‘This case has paved the way for what is surely to be the Black Hand's new headquarters Down Under subsidised by the Australian taxpayer!’
      • ‘Though formally established only in 1911-the Black Hand cast its shadow long before.’
      • ‘What was at first a small-scale strike against the Austro-Hungarian government by a terrorist group called The Black Hand quickly escalated into a little thing we like to call World War I.’