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trigger finger

[′trig·ər ‚fiŋ·gər]
(medicine)
A symptom of tenosynovitis manifested as a temporary partial obstruction in flexion or extension of a finger that is followed by a snapping into the final position; results from a thickening of a tendon or localized reduction in the tendon sheath. Also known as snapping finger.

trigger finger

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In the first approach, place the sear in proper orientation (see schematic diagram) against its spring finger pressure and slide the small pin punch all the way through the other side of the frame.
The device clips onto the back cover of a book and the spring finger is placed on the starting page, and that's it.
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To ensure the nests of pasta, loaded by hand, are delivered to the folding box without risk of toppling, spring fingers within the inked hold the product with light back pressure against the lugs that drive them forward.
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