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thumb US English

The short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them

thumb US Thesaurus

the thumb on his left hand

Thumb, General Tom US English

(1838–83) US circus entertainer; born Charles S. Stratton. A 40-inch-tall dwarf, he worked as a sideshow attraction in the shows of P. T. Barnum

Tom Thumb US English

A dwarf variety of a cultivated flower or vegetable

green thumb US English

Natural talent for growing plants

thumb drive US English

Another term for USB flash drive

thumb index US English

A set of lettered or marked grooves cut down the side of a book, especially a diary or dictionary, for easy reference

thumb piano US English

Any of various musical instruments, mainly of African origin, made from strips of metal fastened to a resonator and played by plucking with the fingers and thumbs

thumb stick US English

A tall walking stick with a forked thumb rest at the top

miller's thumb US English

A small European freshwater fish of the sculpin family, having a broad flattened head and most active at night

rule of thumb US English

A broadly accurate guide or principle, based on experience or practice rather than theory

thumb one's nose at US English

Show disdain or contempt for

under someone's thumb US English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

stand out like a sore thumb US English

Be obviously different from the surrounding people or things

rule of thumb in rule US English

A broadly accurate guide or principle, based on experience or practice rather than theory

under someone's thumb in thumb US English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

thumbprint US English

An impression or mark made on a surface by the inner part of the top joint of the thumb, especially as used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorls and lines

thumbsucker US English

A serious piece of journalism that concentrates on the background and interpretation of events rather than on the news or action; a think piece

thumbwheel US English

A control device for electrical or mechanical equipment in the form of a wheel operated with the thumb

thumb one's nose at in thumb US English

Show disdain or contempt for

the ball of the thumb in ball1 US English

The rounded protuberant part of the hand at the base of the thumb

stand out like a sore thumb in sore US English

Be obviously different from the surrounding people or things

stand or stick out like a sore thumb in sore US English

Be obviously different from the surrounding people or things