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little finger

n.
1. The smallest finger of the human hand; the last finger as counted from the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger.

lit′tle fin′ger


n.
the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.little finger - the finger farthest from the thumblittle finger - the finger farthest from the thumb  
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
minimus - the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Translations
malíčekmalík
lillefinger
kleiner Finger
pikkusormi
jari kelingking
malíček
mezinec
lillfinger
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Mr Moore lost a third of his fifth finger, part of his ring finger and thumb, had multiple fractures and lacerations of his hand and needed a five hour operation to limit the damage.
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