fin·​gered | \ ˈfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce fingered (audio) \

Definition of fingered

1 : having fingers especially of a specified kind or number used in combination stubby-fingeredfive-fingered
2 : having projections or processes like fingers the fingered roots of giant trees

Examples of fingered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First Husband said that about halfway through the ride Missus Johnson stood up and gripped her seat’s back cushion, full-fingered, making frown lines in the plastic. Natashia Deón, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 Others cheered them on, giving a three-fingered salute that has been the pro-democracy movement’s symbol of resistance. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2020 Common examples include overly fingered hands, featureless faces and people with mouths for eyes. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2020 Doughty set a new career-high, celebrating eight 3-pointers with his signature three-fingered salute. al, 7 Mar. 2020 Jews popularized the fingered citron throughout the Mediterranean. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, 10 Mar. 2019 Raccoons, with their five-fingered paws and scrappy brand of moxie, are in a league of their own. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, 9 July 2018 There are bowls large enough to blow wimpy centerpieces out of the water—or off the table—and ewers too tiny even for the four-fingered hand of Mickey Mouse. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 3 July 2018 This new seven-fingered robotic hand developed by Cambridge Consultants can adjust its grip on the fly to pick up all kinds of strange objects. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 23 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of fingered

circa 1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fingered was circa 1529

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7 Nov 2021

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“Fingered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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fin·​gered | \ ˈfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce fingered (audio) \

Medical Definition of fingered

: having fingers especially of a specified kind or number used in combination stubby-fingered


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