Definition of fingernail
: the nail of a finger
Examples of fingernail in a Sentence
I trimmed and filed my fingernails.
He had dirt under his fingernails.
Recent Examples of fingernail from the Web
His fingernails and other parts of his body were discolored.
Injuries in the rotation—particularly those of Aaron Sanchez, who's been limited to five starts by blisters and cracked fingernails—have been an issue because Joe Biagini has been far less helpful there than out of the bullpen.
That goes for your hair, fingernails, underarms, and breath, too.
When Keegan Bradley stuck his hand into his bag on the driving range Tuesday, a tee splintered underneath his right index fingernail.
My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails.
The final piece of evidence -- a fake fingernail -- nailed her, according to the report.
The witness at the scene of the hit-and-run told investigators the woman who had asked him for a ride away from the scene had similarly colored fingernails, deputies said.
The girl was petite and pale, with inky hair and sticky peach fingernails.
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First Known Use of fingernail
FINGERNAIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fingernail for English Language Learners
: the hard covering at the end of your fingers
FINGERNAIL Defined for Kids
Definition of fingernail for Students
: the hard covering at the end of a finger
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