How to sign reserve in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Arranged meeting

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Raise your non-dominant hand up and begin closing your hand. Start moving your hand down, and close your hand into a fist as you move down and finish with your dominant hand on top of the non-dominant hand.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for reserve
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for reserve
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 reserve
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Assume control/book

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented away from yourself. Then, move both hands down while changing your handshapes into "S" handshapes.

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Sequential Breakdown of reserve

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of reserve

End of Sign

Final Frame of reserve

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for reserve
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for reserve
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for reserve
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for reserve
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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