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fingernail Line breaks: fin¦ger|nail
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋɡəneɪl/

Definition of fingernail in English:


The flattish horny part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger.
Example sentences
  • Use the back of your fingernail on your index finger to part and lift a new section of hair to the left of the braid.
  • Her nail varnish is applied patchily, on bitten fingernails and bitten toenails.
  • I sat at the kitchen table, scraping off some dried up stuff on the glass surface with my fingernail.
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