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Meaning of "trigger finger" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRIGGER FINGER

trigger finger  [ˈtrɪɡə ˈfɪŋɡə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRIGGER FINGER

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Trigger finger is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TRIGGER FINGER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

trigger finger

Trigger finger

Trigger finger, trigger thumb, or trigger digit, is a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger and the “triggering” phenomenon. The label of trigger finger is used because when the finger unlocks, it pops back suddenly, as if releasing a trigger on a gun.

Definition of trigger finger in the English dictionary

The definition of trigger finger in the dictionary is the finger a shooter or gunman uses to pull the trigger.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRIGGER FINGER


alcheringa
ˌæltʃəˈrɪŋɡə
anhinga
ænˈhɪŋɡə
barasinga
ˌbærəˈsɪŋɡə
barasingha
ˌbærəˈsɪŋɡə
befinger
bɪˈfɪŋɡə
caatinga
kɑːˈtɪŋɡə
churinga
tʃəˈrɪŋɡə
cotinga
kəˈtɪŋɡə
finger
ˈfɪŋɡə
fishfinger
ˈfɪʃˈfɪŋɡə
forefinger
ˈfɔːˌfɪŋɡə
gringa
ˈɡrɪŋɡə
ladyfinger
ˈleɪdɪˌfɪŋɡə
linga
ˈlɪŋɡə
linger
ˈlɪŋɡə
malinger
məˈlɪŋɡə
Meninga
mɪnˈɪŋɡə
myringa
məˈrɪŋɡə
seringa
səˈrɪŋɡə
syringa
sɪˈrɪŋɡə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRIGGER FINGER

trigamist
trigamous
trigamy
trigeminal
trigeminal nerve
trigeminal neuralgia
trigged
trigger
trigger guard
trigger plant
trigger price
trigger word
trigger-happy
triggered
triggerfish
triggering
triggerless
triggerman
triggermen
trigging

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRIGGER FINGER

bringer
dinger
ginger
Grainger
gunslinger
harbinger
humdinger
hunger
Kissinger
lead singer
middle finger
pinger
ringer
singer
slinger
springer
stinger
stringer
swinger
winger
zinger

Synonyms and antonyms of trigger finger in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «trigger finger» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRIGGER FINGER

Find out the translation of trigger finger to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trigger finger from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trigger finger» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

扳机指
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dedo en el gatillo
570 millions of speakers

English

trigger finger
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ट्रिगर उंगली
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

إصبع الزناد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

палец на курок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dedo no gatilho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ট্রিগার আঙ্গুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

doigt sur la gâchette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mencetuskan jari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Triggerfinger
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ばね指
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방아쇠에 걸린 손가락
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Driji pemicu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngón tay kích hoạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூண்டுதல் விரல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ट्रिगर उंगली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tetik parmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dito a scatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zakleszczające
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

палець на курок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deget de declanșare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκανδάλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sneller vinger
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avtryckarfingret
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trigger finger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trigger finger

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIGGER FINGER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trigger finger

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRIGGER FINGER»

Discover the use of trigger finger in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trigger finger and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and ...
STENOSING. TENOSYNOVITIS. (TRIGGER. FINGER). ANATOMY. With digital stenosing tenosynovitis, or trigger finger, a discrepancy exists between the volume of the flexor tendon and the size of the pulley lumen. The site of the problem ...
Cynthia Cooper (CHT.), 2007
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Atlas of Minimally Invasive Hand and Wrist Surgery
The procedure itself is well tolerated by most patients, and the discomfort associated with it compares favorably with that associated with steroid injection. Therefore, percutaneous trigger finger release is believed to be the indicated treatment ...
John T. Capo, Virak Tan, 2007
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Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain ...
In thumbs, the A1 pulley has a more circular shape because of only one tendon present, the FPL.11 Trigger finger is a common hand problem, with a lifetime prevalence of 2.6% in the general population and 10% among those with diabetes.
Samer N. Narouze, 2010
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Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Upper ...
A trigger finger is an annoying, but painless dysfunction that appears to be caused by restriction of the flexor tendon and is relieved by procaine injection into the tender point beneath the tendon just proximal to the corresponding metacarpal ...
David G. Simons, Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, 1999
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Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
[7] Tohyama M,TsujioT,Yanagida I. Trigger finger caused byan old partial flexor tendon laceration:a case report.Hand Surg. 2005;10:105– 108. [8] Lee SJ, PhoRW.Reportofan unusual case of trigger finger secondary to phalangeal Hand . 2005 ...
Walter R. Frontera, Julie K. Silver, Thomas D. Rizzo Jr., 2014
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Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics
Failure to keep one's trigger finger outside of the trigger guard. Placing one's trigger finger outside of the trigger guard is an uncomfortable position and can be fatiguing over time. Firearms were made to feel comfortable with the finger inside  ...
Hal W. Hendrick, Paul Paradis, Richard J. Hornick, 2007
7
Crucial Elements of Police Firearms Training
One recommendation is that the first joint (the distal joint) of the trigger finger should rest on the face or front of the trigger. Another recommendation is to place the first pad of the index finger on the trigger. Either one is correct depending upon ...
Brian R. Johnson, 2007
8
Greenberg's Text-atlas of Emergency Medicine
The age distribution for trigger finger is bimodal: before 6 years of age, and after 40 years of age.1 Patients present with difficulty in flexing or extending the digit, and pain may be present. A snapping sensation is reported when the finger is ...
Michael I. Greenberg, 2005
9
Evidence-based Orthopaedics: The Best Answers to Clinical ...
... the randomization process was not clearly defined and assessment was not blinded. Fair evidence exists to support the effectiveness of surgery in the treatment of trigger finger, but insufficient evidence to recommend it over steroid injection.
James Gardner Wright, 2009
10
Student of the Gun
The trigger finger is not a part of the gripping process and is extended straight so that when the pistol clears the holster it will be indexed along the slide away from the trigger. The shooting grip is achieved while the pistol is still in the holster.
Paul G. Markel

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRIGGER FINGER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trigger finger is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shooting Mishaps Caused by 'Itchy Brain' Not 'Itchy Trigger Finger'
A new study exploring the causes of civilian shooting casualties has found that mistakes arise from problems with attention — an “itchy brain” — rather than an ... «PsychCentral.com, Jul 15»
2
Hitman: Sniper hands-on impressions: itchy trigger finger
Agent 47 is back on mobile devices today, following last year's Hitman: GO. This time, he has his trusty sniper rifle on hand for the new Hitman: Sniper. «Shacknews, Jun 15»
3
Essex paintball manager insures trigger finger for £100k
Ronnie Hollington, of Mayhem Paintball in Abridge, Romford, says he recently insured his finger to ensure he can continue playing the niche sport for the rest of ... «Essex Chronicle, May 15»
4
Trigger finger
Trigger finger is a painful condition in which a finger catches or becomes locked when you try to straighten or bend it. Although the name may conjure up visions ... «Harvard Health, May 15»
5
Fed should avoid itchy trigger finger
We can probably all agree that the U.S. economy has not been growing like gangbusters in the first quarter of 2015. Some have tried to find a silver lining in the ... «CNBC, Apr 15»
6
Itchy Trigger Finger? How About Itchy Brain?
Police work is very dangerous, often involving bad people with guns, and one of the most dangerous policing tasks is searching and clearing a house. This is ... «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
7
Update: Sheriff investigating claim soldier's trigger finger cut off
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor answers questions from the media at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Dec 14»
8
Unarmed man killed by cop with itchy trigger finger
“The strong assumption is that [Liang] had his finger on the trigger” as he and Landau, who did not draw his weapon, conducted a “vertical patrol” of the stairwell, ... «New York Post, Nov 14»
9
Quick Fix for Trigger Finger
Altoona Hand Surgeon Dr. Andrew Gurman, says trigger finger is a complete complaint seen in his office. "Somebody will come in and say my finger is catching ... «WTAJ, Oct 14»
10
New pain-free procedure for trigger finger sufferers
The retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel was suffering from tenosynovitis, or trigger finger, an inflammation of tissue inside a finger or thumb. «WNDU-TV, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Trigger finger [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/trigger-finger>. Jul 2020 ».
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