Definition of fingernail noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəneɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərneɪl//
Hands and nails
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the thin hard layer that covers the outer tip of each finger See related entries: Hands and nailsExtra examples ‘Actually, I’m leaving you’, she said, continuing to examine her fingernails. ‘Actually, I’m leaving,’ she said, examining her fingernails. I noticed I had dirt under my fingernails. She dug her fingernails into my neck. She tapped her fingernails against the table impatiently. the horrible sound of fingernails scraping across a blackboard the sound of fingernails being dragged down a blackboard
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fingernail