Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fulhams n.

also fullams, fullums
[Fulham, southwest London, presumably a centre of their manufacture, although Walker, A Manifest Detection of Dice-play (1552), recommends the King’s Bench, the Marshalsea and, above all, ‘Bird, in Holborn, is the finest workman’; Nares, Glossary (1822), dismisses such criminality in ‘so quiet a village’, and suggests that the dice were ‘full, or loaded, with some heavy metal on one side, so as to produce a bias’, i.e. SE full]

1. [mid-16C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) crooked dice that appear to be perfectly honest but have in fact been weighted with lead to ensure that they roll as the user wishes.

2. [mid-17C] in ext. use, a trick.