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forefinger

[fawr-fing-ger, fohr-]
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noun
  1. the first finger next to the thumb.

Origin of forefinger

First recorded in 1400–50, forefinger is from the late Middle English word forefyngure. See fore-, finger
Also called index finger.
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forefinger

noun
  1. the finger next to the thumbAlso called: index finger
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for forefingers

forefinger

n.

mid-15c., from fore- + finger (n.). So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

forefingers in Medicine

forefinger

([object Object])
n.
  1. index finger

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