forefinger forefinger  /ˈfɔr ˌfɪŋ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the finger next to the thumb

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Lau Hiu Fai makes a pistol out of his thumb and forefinger, cocks his wrist and aims at an imaginary target across the room.
  2. The fowler and his assistants would rush to the massacre, which was the crushing of the head of each individual bird between the thumb and forefinger.
  3. Her forefinger is a swollen lump, bruised from an injury the previous day, and each thrust of her sword sets it throbbing anew.

News

  1. Denard Robinson laces up shoes with Jaguars - but loosely

    Robinson said he was hampered in camp by a cut between his right thumb and forefinger. 'A little cooking deal, cutting potatoes,' he said. 'I thought I was a chef ... I got 10 stitches.'
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. PIP Is A Bluetooth Biosensor That Aims To Use Your Phone To Gamify Beating Stress

    Irish startup Galvanic has just launched a Kickstarter to crowdsource funding a wireless stress biosensor it's calling PIP. PIP is a Bluetooth biosensor that monitors its user's stress levels by measuring their galvanic skin response (GSR) as they hold the PIP pinched between thumb and forefinger. GSR means skin conductance -- so basically how sweaty you're getting.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

Quotes

  1. Team manager VB Chandrasekar said: "There is a slight swelling on the forefinger. But he should recover in time for the clash against Kings XI."
    on May 6, 2009 By: VB Chandrasekhar Source: Hindu

  2. "Harbhajan suffered a bruise on the forefinger of his bowling hand while fielding today. And we asked him not to bowl at the nets as a precautionary measure only. He will be available to play in the first match," captain Rahul Dravid said.
    on Feb 4, 2006 By: Rahul Dravid Source: CNN-IBN

  3. Regan has written in his memoir that Reagan said to him: "Don, we came so close. It's just a shame." "He placed his thumb and forefinger less than a half inch apart and added, 'We were that close to an agreement.' "
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: Ronald Reagan Source: The Sun Daily

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