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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).
 

CORNER:

 


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: https://youtu.be/ZSwTRGPja_U
 



Corner can also mean "a street intersection."
See: INTERSECTION

 


 

 

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