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[fing-ger-tip] /ˈfɪŋ gərˌtɪp/
the tip or end of a finger.
a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.
extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.:
a fingertip jacket.
at one's fingertips,
  1. close at hand; easily or immediately available.
  2. at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information:
    He has the answer at his fingertips.
to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly:
She was a politician to her fingertips.
Origin of fingertip
First recorded in 1835-45; finger + tip1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For all apparent purposes it was like having a lightning bolt in your fingertip.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • He placed his fingertip on the large circle, and said, "Heat star!"

    The Martian Allen Glasser
  • Blumberg smiled at the other, and tapped his own head three times with his fingertip.

    The Martian Allen Glasser
  • The normal nail should extend to an even level with the fingertip.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • Colonel Fraser paused to tamp down the tobacco in his pipe with a fingertip.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen
  • "I always say that, too," Jason agreed, digging into his boot with his fingertip.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • She rolled over and grabbed my keyboard and scribed on the touchpad with her fingertip.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • Perry looked at the table, doodling in the puddles of beer with a fingertip.


    Cory Doctorow
  • His fingertip crept through the opening of her glove and smoothed her palm.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for fingertip


the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one's fingertips, readily available and within one's mental grasp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fingertip

1824, from finger (n.) + tip (n.). Related: Fingertips.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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fingertip in Medicine

fingertip fin·ger·tip (fĭng'gər-tĭp')
The extreme end or tip of a finger.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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