He turned the page and ran his fingerless knuckles down the closely-written columns.
He drummed on the ledger with his fingerless hand adding: “I pay him very badly, but he thinks it a good bargain.”
He drummed on the ledger with his fingerless hand adding: "I pay him very badly, but he thinks it a good bargain."
His hands were muffled in fingerless gloves to prevent thumb-sucking.
Then Morris put on a pair of fingerless, brown-skin gloves to keep his delicate paws from blistering, and we started again.
For outside work these thick gloves were too inconvenient; then fingerless woollen mittens were used.
fingerless gloves of sealskin and chamois, with an inside lining of sheepskin and at the wrists bordered with long-haired fur.
Here with a faint motion of his fingerless glove he indicated the dead who lay all about the decks of that fatal ship.
The second mate on the bridge was beating his fingerless woollen gloves against his ribs as a cure for cold fingers.
Nothing remained visible except the white fingerless gloves—why were they fingerless, and what lay beneath them?
Old English fingor, from Proto-Germanic *fingraz (cf. Old Saxon fingar, Old Frisian finger, Old Norse fingr, Dutch vinger, German Finger, Gothic figgrs), with no cognates outside Germanic; perhaps connected with PIE *penkwe-, the root meaning "five."
As a unit of measure (Middle English) it represents the breadth of a finger, about three-quarters of an inch. They generally are numbered from the thumb, and named index finger, fool's finger, leech- or physic-finger, and ear-finger.
finger fin·ger (fĭng'gər)
One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.
butterfingers, five fingers, give five fingers to, give someone the finger, not lay a glove on someone, play stinky-pinky, put one's finger on something, put the finger on someone, stand around with one's finger up one's ass