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 Translation for 'thumb' from English to Russian
NOUN   a thumb | thumbs
SYNO ovolo | pollex | quarter round | ...
большой палец {м} [руки]thumb
эмпирическое правило {с}rule of thumb
unverified
лит.F
Мальчик с пальчик {noun} [фольк.]
Tom Thumb
unverified
лит.F
Мальчик-с-пальчик {noun} [фольк.]
Tom Thumb
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Usage Examples English
  • Thumb rings or leather thumb tabs are used by archers practising the Mongolian release.
  • This type is indicated when one thumb is larger proximally and the other thumb has a larger distal component.
  • Gamekeeper's thumb and skier's thumb are two similar conditions, both of which involve insufficiency of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb.
  • The thumb then rolls back so that the thumb plays 'off the bone'.
  • Long thumb length is correlated with poor sperm quality, and short thumb length is correlated with higher sperm quality.

  • In territories of the Qing dynasty, Manchurian cylindrical thumb rings gradually displaced more thumb pad shaped thumb rings.
  • English dictionaries describe finger as meaning either one of the five digits including the thumb, or one of the four excluding the thumb (in which case they are numbered from 1 to 4 starting with the index finger closest to the thumb).
  • Monel was used in the Baby Alice Thumb Guard, a 1930s-era anti-thumb-sucking device.
  • The condition is known under numerous names. The most commonly used name is clubbed thumb, or club thumb. bohemian thumb, toe thumb, and potter's thumb.
  • The backhand grip, also known as the thumb grip, is similar to the forehand grip except the complete bottom of the thumb is in contact with the 3rd bevel and the index finger is lowered down to a position below the thumb.

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