Forefinger
Forefinger Fore"fin`ger, n. The finger next to the thumb; the index finger. [1913 Webster]

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  • forefinger — (n.) mid 15c., from FORE (Cf. fore ) + FINGER (Cf. finger). So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb …   Etymology dictionary

  • forefinger — ► NOUN ▪ the finger next to the thumb …   English terms dictionary

  • forefinger — [fôr′fiŋ΄gər] n. [ME] the finger nearest the thumb; index finger; first finger …   English World dictionary

  • forefinger — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌfɪŋɡə(r)] / US [ˈfɔrˌfɪŋɡər] noun [countable] Word forms forefinger : singular forefinger plural forefingers the finger that is next to your thumb. Next to your forefinger is your middle finger, then your ring finger, and the smallest …   English dictionary

  • forefinger — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)fɪŋgə(r)[/t]] forefingers N COUNT: oft poss N Your forefinger is the finger that is next to your thumb. He took the pen between his thumb and forefinger. Syn: index finger …   English dictionary

  • forefinger — fore|fin|ger [ fɔr,fıŋgər ] noun count the finger that is next to your thumb. Next to your forefinger is your middle finger, then your ring finger, and the smallest is your little finger: INDEX FINGER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • forefinger — noun Date: 15th century index finger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forefinger — /fawr fing geuhr, fohr /, n. the first finger next to the thumb. Also called index finger. [1400 50; late ME forefyngure. See FORE , FINGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • forefinger — noun The index finger: the first finger next to the thumb. Syn: arrow finger, demonstrator, index, index finger, insignitor …   Wiktionary

  • forefinger — SYN: index finger. * * * fore·fin·ger .fiŋ gər n index finger * * * fore·fin·ger (forґfing gər) index (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

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