fore-finger

forefinger

[fawr-fing-ger, fohr-]
noun
the first finger next to the thumb.
Also called index finger.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English forefyngure. See fore-, finger

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forefinger (ˈfɔːˌfɪŋɡə)
 
n
Also called: index finger the finger next to the thumb

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Word Origin & History

forefinger
mid-15c., from fore + finger. So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb.
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forefinger fore·fin·ger (fôr'fĭng'gər)
n.
See index finger.

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