A fortune teller who looks closely at the lines on your palm and predicts your future practices palmistry. Palmistry is also called "palm reading."

If you decide to master the art of palmistry, you'll learn about certain palm lines like the "life line" and the "heart line," which run through the middle of your palm, as well as subtler creases like "union lines," said to predict romantic relationships. The idea that palmistry can predict the future or reveal secrets about your character are ancient but unproven — most people consider it a pseudoscience, or an unscientific belief.

Definitions of palmistry
  1. noun
    telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    synonyms: chiromancy, palm reading
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    type of:
    divination, foretelling, fortune telling, soothsaying
    the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
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