fingernail

fingernail
fin|ger|nail [ˈfıŋgəneıl US -gər-] n
finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb
the hard flat part that covers the top end of your finger
= ↑nail

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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