five-fin·​ger ˈfīv-ˌfiŋ-gər How to pronounce five-finger (audio)

Examples of five-finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also advanced gestures: three-, four-, and five-finger gestures that can be assigned to open various apps or functions. PCMAG, 26 Jan. 2024 Gestures including one-finger slides, two-finger scrolls, three-finger pinches, four-finger swipes, and five-finger rotates can all be determined. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2024 Roughly one in three young shoppers in the U.S. has admitted to giving themselves five-finger discounts at self-checkout counters, a new survey shows. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2023 The five-finger hand is necessary, Tesla says, because Optimus will be working with human tools in human environments. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of five-finger was before the 12th century

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“Five-finger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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