Glass Thumbprint

Depression Glass Question: What does "thumbprint base" mean?

I keep seeing the term "thumbprint base" with regards to depression glass items and can't figure out what exactly it means.

I believe that that means that there are dimples in the glass that look like someone molded it with there thumbs. So a thumbprint piece of depression glass would have oval shaped dimples in the glass.

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Fenton Crystal Amber Art Glass Compote Ruffled Edge Thumbprint Pedestal Bowl BIN
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Fenton Colonial Blue Thumbprint Bon Bon Bowl c 1964
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VINTAGE FENTON INVERTED THUMBPRINT RUBY  YELLOW APPLIED HANDLE GLASS PITCHER
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Vintage Fenton Art Glass Cranberry Inverted Thumbprint Ruffled Vase 8
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FENTON RUBY RED THUMBPRINT UNMARKED 3 FOOTED DISH MADE IN 1920S
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Fenton 4425 OR Colonial Orange Amberina Thumbprint 6 Compote Compote1970s Vtg
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Fenton Art Glass Ruby Overlay Baby Thumbprint Fine Dot Cruet 2473 1956 1967
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