掌 means 'palm'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1602   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-26    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 14 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    てのひら   たなごころ
The upper component is descended from (furthermore).
⿱  ⿵   classroom   mouth   hand  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 掌 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 掌 is used 40 times, read 3 ways.
ショウ : 36 words FIND ALL
(train) conductor
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てのひら : 2 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 手のひら
palm (of one's hand)
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たなごころ : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
apple of one's eye  (see also: 掌中の玉)
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An additional 拳 less common words include 掌 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1402  Joy o' Kanji : 1402  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ    palm of the hand   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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cover; covered   
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