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index finger


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index finger
     1. n. the forefinger
     1. n. An alphabetical listing of items and their location.
           The index of a book lists words or expressions and the pages of the book upon which they are to be found.
     2. n. The index finger; the forefinger.
     3. n. A movable finger on a gauge, scale, etc.
     4. n. (printing) A symbol resembling a pointing hand, used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph.
     1. n. (anatomy) A slender jointed extremity of the human hand, (often) exclusive of the thumb.
           Humans have two hands and ten fingers. Each hand has one thumb and four fingers.
     2. n. (zoology) Similar or similar-looking extremities in other animals, particularly:
     3. n.          The lower, smaller segment of an arthropod claw.
     4. n.          One of the supporting structures of wings in birds, bats, etc. evolved from earlier toes or fingers.

Example Sentences

She points her index finger to the empty chair beside her. 

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