FlatB@InsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-FlatB@InsideChesthigh-PalmAcross FlatB@InsideTrunkhigh-FlatB@InsideTrunkhigh FlatB@DistalCenterChesthigh-PalmBack-FlatB@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmBack FlatB@DistalCenterTrunkhigh-PalmBack-FlatB@NearCenterTrunkhigh-PalmBack

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American Sign Language[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Indicates four walls of a box or room to convey its shape.

Production[edit]

left-hand bent-B palm-right right-hand bent-B palm-left left-hand inside from right hand away from body in center of chest left-hand moves left while turning to right-hand moves right while turning to
left-hand open-B palm-right right-hand open-B palm-left
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  • This ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the chest, palm facing across. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, palm facing across.
    2. Drop both hands down to the next posture.
    3. Posture the nondominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the trunk. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the trunk.
    4. Move both hands to the following posture by bending the wrists and extending the dominant arm.
    5. Posture the nondominant hand in the “flat B” handshape a few inches in front of the center of the chest, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape almost a full arm's length in front of the center of the chest, dominant palm facing back.
    6. Drop both hands down to the next posture.
    7. Posture the nondominant hand in the “flat B” handshape a few inches in front of the center of the trunk, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape almost a full arm's length in front of the center of the trunk, dominant palm facing back.

Noun[edit]

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  1. box
  2. room; division of a house or other structure

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