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1. fingerless

not having or having lost fingers

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fingerless
any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb
. Technical name: digitus manus
(as modifier)
a finger bowl
(in combination)
a fingernail
▶ Related adjective: digital
the part of a glove made to cover a finger
something that resembles a finger in shape or function
a finger of land
4. Also called: digit
the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement
a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc, as deep as a finger is wide; tot
a projecting machine part, esp one serving as an indicator, guide, or guard
7.  burn one's fingers
8.  get one's finger out
9.  have a finger in the pie
10.  lay a finger on
11.  lay one's finger on
12.  let slip through one's fingers
13.  not lift a finger
14.  point the finger at
15.  put the finger on
16.  twist around one's little finger
17. (transitive)
to touch or manipulate with the fingers; handle
18. (transitive) informal, mainly US
to identify as a criminal or suspect
19. (intransitive)
to extend like a finger
to use one's fingers in playing (an instrument, such as a piano or clarinet)
to indicate on (a composition or part) the fingering required by a pianist, harpsichordist, etc
22. (tr; usually passive)
to arrange the keys of (a clarinet, flute, etc) for playing in a certain way

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see synonyms of fingerless
any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb
the part of a glove that covers one of these parts
anything resembling a finger in shape or use
4.  US
a rough unit of measure based on
the breadth of a finger (34 inch to 1 inch), as in measuring whiskey in a glass
b.  Rare
the length of a man's middle finger (about 412 inches)
5.  Mechanics
a projecting part coming into contact with another part and controlling its motion
verb transitive
to touch or handle with the fingers; use the fingers on
7.  Rare
to take; steal
8.  US
to point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of put the finger on (see phrase below)
9.  Music
to play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
to mark (a score) with directions for the way to use the fingers
verb intransitive
to use the fingers in a certain way or sequence on a musical instrument
to be fingered
said of musical instruments
to extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger

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see synonyms of fingerless
1. One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.
2. The part of a glove designed to cover a finger.
3. Something, such as an oblong peninsula, that resembles one of the digits of the hand.
4. The length or width of a finger.
5. A degree of participation; a share: "seems almost sure to have a finger or two in crafting the final blueprint" (George B. Merry).
6. An obscene gesture of defiance or derision made by pointing or jabbing the middle finger upward. Often used with the.
v. fin·gered, fin·ger·ing, fin·gers
1. To touch with the fingers; handle. See Synonyms at touch.
2. Music
a. To mark (a score) with indications of which fingers are to play the notes.
b. To play (an instrument) by using the fingers in a particular order or way.
3. Informal
a. To identify as responsible for wrongdoing or a crime, especially to the police: fingered the sales clerk as the thief.
b. To identify or designate as being responsible: "An international team of scientists fingered [the fungus] as the culprit in die-offs of 19 amphibian species" (Science News).
4. Vulgar Slang To insert one or more fingers into the anus or vagina of (a person) as a means of sexual stimulation.
1. To handle something with the fingers.
2. Music To use the fingers in playing an instrument.

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