How to sign jacket in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With both of your hands in an "A" handshape, begin with them in front of you, but away from each other, and then bring them close to each other. This sign mimics putting on a jacket.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of jacket

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of jacket

End of Sign

Final Frame of jacket

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for jacket
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for jacket
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With both of your hands in an "Y" handshape, begin with them in front of you, but away from each other, and then bring them close to each other. This sign mimics putting on a jacket.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of jacket

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of jacket

End of Sign

Final Frame of jacket

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for jacket
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for jacket
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

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