How to sign doctor in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Medical profession

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you, with the fingertips of your dominant hand near your wrist. Then tap your wrist with your fingertips 2 times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for doctor
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for doctor
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Medical professional

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you, and then place your dominant hand in a "D" handshape with your fingertips near your wrist. Then, tap your wrist with your fingertips 2 times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for doctor
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for doctor
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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