verb (used with object)
- fingertip search
Origin of fingerprint
Examples from the Web for fingerprint
Five days later authorities were able to match a fingerprint at the post office to Wilson sending him to an early retirement.
When they subsequently managed to fingerprint her, she seemed to have outdone Dillinger.
But the Social Security people required an FBI fingerprint check.
As with the fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 5s, the larger screen means that the phone will cost more.iWatch, iPhone 6, and More: What Apple Has Up Its Sleeve|Kyle Chayka|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another can had a fingerprint that belonged neither to her nor the brothers.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prescott, absorbed in the fingerprint matter, went off to see about it, leaving Belknap to take up the trail alone.The Luminous Face|Carolyn Wells
Could you briefly outline your qualifications as a fingerprint identification expert, Mr. Mandella?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The negatives and photographs can be filed by fingerprint number in a separate file.The Science of Fingerprints|Federal Bureau of Investigation
That's after they were dusted—there's fingerprint dust on every box.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Criminologists all over the world have satisfied themselves of the absolute accuracy of the fingerprint identification.Disputed Handwriting|Jerome B. Lavay
1834, from finger (n.) + print (n.). Proposed as a means of identification from c.1892. Admissibility as evidence as valid proof of guilt in murder trials in U.S. upheld in 1912. From 1905 as a verb. Related: Fingerprinted; fingerprinting.
The impression or mark left by the underside of the tips of the fingers or thumbs. The impression is formed by a pattern of ridges on the skin surface. This pattern is unique for each individual and therefore can serve as a means of identification. (Compare DNA fingerprinting.)