- the finger next to the little finger, especially of the left hand, on which an engagement ring or wedding band is traditionally worn.
Origin of ring finger
before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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Examples from the Web for ring finger
And he looked at his ring-finger, as if he could not understand the import of Hugh's words.David Elginbrod
The ring-finger is usually called the "nameless finger" in Finnish.Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)
Thus the third is the first vacant finger, and the ring-finger.
He knows not his mother's ring-finger that knows not Nick Bottom.Henry Brocken
Walter J. de la Mare
In these three-pegged sticks the ring-finger and the little finger are inclosed together.Throwing-sticks in the National Museum
Otis T. Mason
- the third finger, esp of the left hand, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn
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- The third finger of the left hand.
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