How to sign crab in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of you and next to each other, change your handshapes from "H" handshapes to "2" handshapes a couple of times. This sign mimics the crab claws moving.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of crab

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of crab

End of Sign

Final Frame of crab

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for crab
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for crab
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for crab
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Non-Dominant Handshape for crab
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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