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American Sign Language: "corner"

The appropriate sign for "corner" depends what kind of corner you are referring to. In general what you do is you use "flat"-hands ("B"-hands) to show a corner, (as in the corner of a room or the corner of a city block).  However, if you are talking about the corner of a picture (on the wall) you would instead use an "L"-hand (or two index fingers) and do the sign horizontally (up in the air).



See animation:  "corner"


The concept of "corner" has other meanings that just an actual physical corner.  There is also the metaphorical meaning of "to corner someone" as in force a person into a place or situation from which they cannot escape or move away from.

CORNERED / to corner someone / to pin down someone (metaphorically) such that they must listen to you:

Or see:

Corner can also mean "a street intersection."




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