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forefinger

[fawr-fing-ger, fohr-]
noun
  1. the first finger next to the thumb.
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Origin of forefinger

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

forefinger

noun
  1. the finger next to the thumbAlso called: index finger
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Word Origin and History for forefingers

forefinger

n.

mid-15c., from fore- + finger (n.). So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb.

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forefingers in Medicine

forefinger

(fôrfĭng′gər)
n.
  1. index finger
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