- the first finger next to the thumb.
Origin of forefinger
Also called index finger.
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Examples from the Web for forefinger
The emphasis was his: a high quivering shout, a forefinger stabbing upward.Yeshayahu Leibowitz Is Not The Name Of A Street
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And Andy knew that he had the life of a man under the command of his forefinger.Way of the Lawless
To be crushed, as it were, under the tip of a forefinger was an unpleasant experience.The Secret Agent
Doctor taps Mr. Dibble on the eyebrow with his forefinger, and away they go.The Uncommercial Traveller
A young Savoyard, eighteen years old, had had his forefinger shot off.My Double Life
"Now, I'll put you in a corner," forensically shaking a forefinger at him.A Tale of Two Cities
- the finger next to the thumbAlso called: index finger
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Word Origin and History for forefinger
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