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 Mast lost both his legs and an index finger after stepping on an explosive device in 2010 in Afghanistan. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, "A Black, female veteran could topple the Republican incumbent in her red Florida district," 28 Aug. 2020 Braun was available off the bench Friday, but his throwing has been hampered by an infected right index finger. Matt Carlson, Star Tribune, "Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs, 4-3," 14 Aug. 2020 Each gentle yet highly effective strip has superwide ends that are the ideal size for gripping with my thumb and index finger, making removal fast and easy. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "These Are the Only Facial Wax Strips I Let Near My Chin Hair," 2 Sep. 2020 One of the most common mudras is touching your thumb and index finger together and allowing the other fingers to rest. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, "This 5-minute meditation routine will calm you down," 2 Sep. 2020 Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard missed the entire fourth quarter after dislocating his left index finger. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Anthony Davis dominates, Lakers easily roll over Blazers in Game 2 for first playoff win since 2012," 21 Aug. 2020 Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard dislocated his left index finger Thursday night in the third quarter of Game 2 of the team’s playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, left the game and did not return. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard dislocates left index finger, leaves Game 2 vs. Los Angeles Lakers," 21 Aug. 2020 Another 12 were Mauritius olive white-eyes, a critically endangered olive-gray bird that has characteristic white rims around its eyes and is no taller than the average human index finger. Khalil A. Cassimally, Scientific American, "Mauritians Launch Rescue to Save Wildlife from Oil Spill," 21 Aug. 2020 The mouse flipped over in the researcher’s hand and bit an index finger through two layers of gloves. Jessica Blake, ProPublica, "Here Are Six Accidents UNC Researchers Had With Lab-Created Coronaviruses," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of index finger

1849, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Index finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/index%20finger. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for index finger

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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