forefinger

[ fawr-fing-ger, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌfɪŋ gər, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the first finger next to the thumb.

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Also called index finger.

Origin of forefinger

First recorded in 1400–50, forefinger is from the late Middle English word forefyngure.See fore-, finger
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British Dictionary definitions for forefinger

forefinger
/ (ˈfɔːˌfɪŋɡə) /

noun

the finger next to the thumbAlso called: index finger
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Medical definitions for forefinger

forefinger
[ fôrfĭng′gər ]

n.

index finger
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