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

1400–50; late Middle English forefyngure. See fore-, finger Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
forefinger (ˈfɔːˌfɪŋɡə)
Also called: index finger the finger next to the thumb

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from fore + finger. So called because it is considered the first next to the thumb.
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American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

forefinger fore·fin·ger (fôr'fĭng'gər)
See index finger.

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Example sentences
The mbira is typically played with the two thumbs stroking down and the right
  forefinger stroking up.
The strings are plucked with thumb and forefinger only and the playing has a
  maniacal start-and-stop quality.
Held up at arm's length, your forefinger blocks out more than half a degree,
  enough to obscure the half-degree moon.
Corporate profits are pinched between the forefinger of a strong yen and the
  thumb of higher energy prices.
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