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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. 2017.
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  • He was hunched over a typewriter, laboriously poking at the keys with the index finger of each hand.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • “Wait,” said the Doctor, more gravely, arresting the movement with his index finger.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • The superstition required the suspected party to touch the neck of the deceased with the index finger of the left hand.

  • “See,” she said, with her index finger upon the second line of the column.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • The left hand is then introduced, and the thumb and the index finger grasp hold of the broad ligament above the forceps.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
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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