How to sign knock in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your hands in front of you and your palm oriented towards each other, hit the dominant hand against the palm side of your non-dominant hand. This sign mimics hitting a door with your hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of knock

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of knock

End of Sign

Final Frame of knock

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for knock
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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