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

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Jews popularized the fingered citron throughout the Mediterranean. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 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, "How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests," 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, "Treat Yourself to a Porcelain Confection at (Former Baker) Margaret Braun’s New Ceramic Shop," 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, "This Wacky Robot Hand Can Pick Up Virtually Anything," 23 Oct. 2015 The sticky-fingered students of Room 22 have somehow managed to eliminate their classroom trash can altogether. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar," 14 June 2018 Privacy - Terms Captured by Dornfried, the video shows the sticky-fingered bandit sitting in a store display of candy. Kelsey Grey, idahostatesman, "This 'thief' was caught shoplifting from Disney's Magic Kingdom on camera," 12 June 2018 Many flashed a four-fingered salute, known as the Rabia sign, that has become a symbol of support for Mr. Erdogan. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "On the Road With Protesters Marching Across Turkey to Condemn Erdogan’s Purge," 2 July 2017

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circa 1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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