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thumb British & World English

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

thumb English Thesaurus

moves to demolish a historic former engine shed have been given the thumbs down

Thumb, General Tom British & World 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

thumb nut British & World English

Another term for wing nut.

Tom Thumb British & World English

A dwarf variety of a cultivated flower or vegetable

green thumb British & World English

North American term for green fingers.

thumb drive British & World English

Another term for USB flash drive

thumb index British & World English

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

thumb piano British & World 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 British & World English

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

miller's thumb British & World English

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

rule of thumb British & World English

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

thumb one's nose at British & World English

Show disdain or contempt for

under someone's thumb British & World English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

the ball of the thumb British & World English

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

stand out like a sore thumb British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things

rule of thumb in rule British & World English

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

under someone's thumb in thumb British & World English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

thumbprint British & World 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 British & World English

A serious piece of journalism which concentrates on the background and interpretation of events rather than on the news or action

thumbwheel British & World 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 British & World English

Show disdain or contempt for

the ball of the thumb in ball1 British & World English

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

stand out like a sore thumb in sore British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things

thumb one's nose at in thumb English Thesaurus

she thumbed her nose at conventional notions of female beauty

stand or stick out like a sore thumb in sore British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things