- the first finger next to the thumb.
Origin of forefinger
Also called index finger.
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Examples from the Web for forefingers
I shut my eyes, rubbed them with my forefingers, and again let in the light.A Daughter of Raasay
William MacLeod Raine
The forefingers represent the two spouses; the hands the two families.Ifugao Law
R. F. Burton
Bison, female: Curve the two forefingers, place them on the sides of the head, and move them several times.
Sun: Form a small circle with the forefingers and hold them toward heaven.
This is answered by the brethren with the two forefingers of the left.The Mysteries of Free Masonry
- the finger next to the thumbAlso called: index finger
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Word Origin and History for forefingers
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