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hand

noften attrib  1 a (1) :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ (2) :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization  b  :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand : esp  :  the hind foot of an ape  c  :  something resembling a hand : esp  :  an indicator or pointer on a dial  2  :  a unit of measure equal to 4 inches or 10.2 centimeters used esp. for the height of horses .
 
 

 
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