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American Sign Language: "bo staff"

Less commonly used words such as "bo" are often spelled out. Especially when they are so short (in this case, just two letters). But just because you "spell" something doesn't mean that the other person knows what it means. Thus it is helpful to know how to describe "bo staff."

The sign for "bo staff" would consist of depicting the staff using "C" handshapes and then (if needed) using "S" handshapes to show how the bo staff can be used.
You can show a thinner staff by using "F" handshapes but most bo staffs are a bit more substantial than a broomstick, so the "C" hands are more appropriate for the general concept of a "bo."


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