index finger

noun

Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

Examples of index finger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein had his right index finger shot off, while Noya Dahan, then 8, and her uncle, Almog Peretz, were wounded. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2021 Bobby Dalbec was taken out of the lineup because of a sore right index finger after being hit by a bad-hop grounder on Saturday. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Mar. 2021 The footage showed a sizable gash on Biles' index finger. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 13 Aug. 2021 His index finger remained straight, refusing to curl down and grip the object with the rest of his hand. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 Goodrum might be out for awhile after suffering a left index finger sprain diving after Phil Gosselin’s single in the sixth. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, 20 June 2021 Kim didn't start after injuring his right index finger Monday night but was OK enough to drive a curveball from Kershaw into the left-field seats while pinch-hitting for Snell with one out in the fifth. Bernie Wilson, ajc, 23 June 2021 There was a slew of other news; SS Miguel Rojas (left index finger) and OF Brian Anderson (left shoulder) were at the ballpark Tuesday as their return-to-play programs ramp up. Tim Reynolds, sun-sentinel.com, 8 June 2021 There was a slew of other news; SS Miguel Rojas (left index finger) and OF Brian Anderson (left shoulder) were at the ballpark Tuesday as their return-to-play programs ramp up. Tim Reynolds, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of index finger

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of index finger was in 1849

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10 Sep 2021

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“Index finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/index%20finger. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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index finger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb : forefinger

index finger

noun

Kids Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

index finger

noun

Medical Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

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