index finger

noun

Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

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Buy Photo For Betty Shapiro, the first symptom was small — a tremor in her left index finger. Terri Akman, Philly.com, "Parkinson's Disease may affect women differently. These researchers aim to find out why," 12 July 2018 Now a photographer from the Harvard Crimson, Tim O’Meara, has come forward with what appears to be proof of an index finger. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Harvard Wins The Game, Crimson Wins The Finger," 17 Nov. 2018 The streaming devices are about the length of your index finger and the width of two fingers, making them lightweight and nearly invisible when sitting on an entertainment console while connected to a TV. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "New Roku Premiere devices make 4K HDR streaming as affordable as $39," 24 Sep. 2018 The tattoo itself is a line drawing of a flame that appears to be coming out of the knuckle on Turner's right index finger. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Debuts a New 'Dark Phoenix' Tribute Tattoo," 26 Jan. 2019 Wearing the wireless control glove, a user would control the robot's bending through wrist movement and its grippers through curling their index finger. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Soft Robotic Arm Is Built To Study the Ocean's Most Delicate Creatures," 3 Oct. 2018 Pep Guardiola raised his index finger and pointed it toward the Manchester City fans to signify a simple message. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Manchester City's big spending, and hard work, pay off as Premier League title nears," 14 Apr. 2018 According to the local Fox affiliate, the girl’s left index finger had to be amputated as a result of her injury. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Two Parents Are Facing Charges After Their Son's Friend Accidentally Fatally Shot Himself With Their Gun," 13 Aug. 2018 Officials added that Gonzalez is also missing the top portion of his left index finger. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Phoenix man reported missing after taking prospective truck buyers on test drive," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of index finger

1849, in the meaning defined above

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index finger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

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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