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1. One of the five terminating members of the arm; a digit; especially, one of the four extermities of the arm, another than the thumb.
2. Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or another registering car; especially a little projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought intocontact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
3. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the arm; a measure of almost an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domesticuse in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard. "A piece of steel three fingers thick." (Bp. Wilkins)
4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument. "She has a good finger." (Busby) Ear finger, the few finger. Finger alphabet. See Dactylology. Finger bar, the horizontal bar, carrying slotted spikes, or fingers, through which the vibratory knives of mowing and reaping machines play. Finger board, the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; guide. Finger bowl or glass, a bowl or glass to keepwater for rinsing the fingers at table.
Finger flower, a sponge having finger-shaped lobes, or divisions. Finger stall, a cover or shield for a finger. Finger steel, a steel instrument for whetting a currier's knife. To burn one's fingers. See Burn. To have a finger in, to be concerned in. To have at one's fingers' ends, to be thoroughly familiar with.
Origin: AS. Finger; akin to D. Vinger, OS. & OHG. Fingar, G. Finger, Icel. Fingr, Sw. & Dan. Finger, Goth. Figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. Akin to E. Fang.
Source: Websters Vocabulary