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Fingertip



the or end of a .
a covering used to protect the end joint of a .
extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.:
a fingertip jacket.
at one’s fingertips,

close at hand; easily or immediately available.
at one’s command or disposal, as recall of factual information:
He has the answer at his fingertips.

to one’s fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly:
She was a politician to her fingertips.
Contemporary Examples

LaLanne was well-known for his many workouts, including the Jumping Jack (named after him) and the fingertip push-up.
Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne’s 7 Best Moments The Daily Beast Video January 24, 2011

Historical Examples

The next move was to clap your fingertip upon that dot and straighten out your neck and eyes and apply the bow.
Atlantic Classics Various

For all apparent purposes it was like having a lightning bolt in your fingertip.
Deathworld Harry Harrison

It swept the floor with a giant hand, a fingertip barely touching Charlie and almost knocking him senseless.
A World Called Crimson Darius John Granger

Blumberg smiled at the other, and tapped his own head three times with his fingertip.
The Martian Allen Glasser

Colonel Fraser paused to tamp down the tobacco in his pipe with a fingertip.
Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen

She rolled over and grabbed my keyboard and scribed on the touchpad with her fingertip.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

“I always say that, too,” Jason agreed, digging into his boot with his fingertip.
The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey

Perry looked at the table, doodling in the puddles of beer with a fingertip.
Makers Cory Doctorow

Martin pressed another lever and the crane now could be moved in any direction by fingertip pulls at its extremity.
Code Three Rick Raphael

noun
the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one’s fingertips, readily available and within one’s mental grasp
n.

1824, from finger (n.) + tip (n.). Related: Fingertips.

fingertip fin·ger·tip (fĭng’gər-tĭp’)
n.
The extreme end or tip of a finger.

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