index finger

noun

Definition of index finger

: the finger next to the thumb

called also forefinger

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Touch splits your hand into three zones: Thumb, index finger, and everything else. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Valve's $999 Index VR headset promises 'high-fidelity virtual reality' with revolutionary controls," 30 Apr. 2019 The Pirates also could be forced to scratch Tuesday’s starter Ivan Nova due to a right index finger sprain. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Pirates bullpen in tattered state for Cubs series," 28 May 2018 His index finger is clearly extended and not on the trigger. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.," 6 May 2018 His index finger is clearly extended and not on the trigger. Alex Horton, chicagotribune.com, "An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.," 6 May 2018 Tua Tagovailoa continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken bone near his index finger, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban said. Rainer Sabin, AL.com, "Nick Saban doesn't rule out Tua Tagovailoa for first Alabama spring scrimmage," 3 Apr. 2018 Rather than put the reader in an easy-to-reach location on which your index finger naturally falls, Samsung's fingerprint reader was placed to the right of the camera lens. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Galaxy S9+ review—Faster specs, better biometrics in a familiar package," 15 Mar. 2018 The news of his injury comes as the Seahawks had gotten good news on first-round pick Rashaad Penny, who the team thinks will be ready for the regular season opener at Denver Sept. 9 after breaking an index finger in practice last week. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Report: Seahawks’ running back J.D. McKissic out 4-6 weeks with fractured foot," 21 Aug. 2018 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

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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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