How to sign rocket in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place the thumb side of your dominant hand against the bottom of the palm of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand up.

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Sequential Breakdown of rocket

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of rocket

End of Sign

Final Frame of rocket

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rocket
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand vertical and oriented away from yourself, place it on top of the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand up.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of rocket

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of rocket

End of Sign

Final Frame of rocket

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rocket
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for rocket
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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