[late 18C–19C] (UK Und.) the hand; in pl., the fists.
[late 19C] (UK Und.) a specialised form of pickpocketing on public transport, usu. by women, in which she uses a fake hand to appear clasped in her lap with a real one, while her other real hand passes through a slit in her coat to pick a neighbour’s pocket.
see under sling v.
[early 19C] to hit with the fist.
[late 18C–19C] a request that someone shake hands.