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trigger finger

Line breaks: trig|ger fin¦ger

Definition of trigger finger in English:

noun

1The forefinger of the right hand, as that with which the trigger of a gun is typically pulled.
Example sentences
  • The real manual safety is a small sliding catch on the right side of the frame, directly behind the trigger and operated easily - after a bit of practice - by the trigger finger of a right-handed shooter.
  • The weapon's safety is located on the right side of the trigger guard and is easily manipulated via the trigger finger - if you're right handed.
  • That's right: you can slide the trigger mechanism back and forth to adjust for the length of your trigger finger and your preferred pull weight.
2 [mass noun] Medicine A defect in a tendon causing a finger to jerk or snap straight when the hand is extended.
Example sentences
  • Faulty breathing, stage fright, cumulative trauma disorders, tendonitis, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and tennis elbow also are reviewed.
  • The truly unfortunate will succumb to trigger finger.
  • An often painful condition, trigger finger is caused by a narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger.

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