[ noun ] biometric identification from a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used as evidence in criminal investigations

Used in print

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

`` Also , if you 're going_to believe those prints , you 'll have to look_for a killer who 's a top-grade piano_player '' .

I love fingerprints '' .

You may think we did n't need Nancy and Jean , but you always get what you can when you can , and we had no guarantee that a fingerprint record on them could n't be useful before we were through_with this case .

The killer , if in our present group , would certainly be interested in knowing that much , and even_though with the fingerprint evidence what it was I could see no way he could use this bit of information to improve on his situation , there might always be some way .

[ verb ] take an impression of a person's fingerprints

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reproduce fingermark

[ noun ] a generic term for any identifying characteristic


"that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"

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[ noun ] a smudge made by a (dirty) finger



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