from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The finger next to the thumb.
- n. The part of a glove that covers this finger.
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- n. the forefinger
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Index, 5.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The forefinger: so called from its being used in pointing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the finger next to the thumb
Literally “pointing finger”, index being from Latin, of same origin as indicate. (Wiktionary)