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ring finger

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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • And he looked at his ring-finger, as if he could not understand the import of Hugh's words.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • The ring-finger is usually called the "nameless finger" in Finnish.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for ring finger

ring finger

noun
  1. the third finger, esp of the left hand, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn
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ring finger in Medicine

ring finger

n.
  1. The third finger of the left hand.
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