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index finger

Origin of index finger
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Wait,” said the Doctor, more gravely, arresting the movement with his index finger.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • “See,” she said, with her index finger upon the second line of the column.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Yes, there was the scar on the index finger of the left hand.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow
  • He still held it between his thumb and the index finger of his right hand.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
  • I believe I see a dim light off there, he pointed out with his index finger.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
British Dictionary definitions for index finger

index finger

the finger next to the thumb Also called forefinger
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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index finger in Medicine

index finger n.
The finger next to the thumb. Also called first finger, forefinger.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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