fingernail

noun fin·ger·nail \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl , ˌfiŋ-gər-ˈnāl \

Definition of fingernail

:the nail of a finger

Examples of fingernail in a Sentence

  1. I trimmed and filed my fingernails.

  2. He had dirt under his fingernails.

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First Known Use of fingernail

13th century


FINGERNAIL Defined for English Language Learners

fingernail

noun

Definition of fingernail for English Language Learners

  • : the hard covering at the end of your fingers


FINGERNAIL Defined for Kids

fingernail

noun fin·ger·nail \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl \

Definition of fingernail for Students

:the hard covering at the end of a finger

Medical Dictionary

fingernail

noun fin·ger·nail \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl, ˌfiŋ-gər-ˈnā(ə)l \

medical Definition of fingernail

:the nail of a finger


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