hand signal

Definition of hand signal

:a movement of a person's hands that means something
  • They communicated with each other by using hand signals.

Word by Word Definitions

hand play
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ : the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

  2. : the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

  3. : a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. : with the hands rather than by machine

  1. : to touch or manage with the hands

  2. : furl

  3. : to lead, guide, or assist with the hand

signal play
  1. : sign, indication

  2. : an act, event, or watchword that has been agreed on as the occasion of concerted action

  3. : something that incites to action

  1. : to notify by a signal

  2. : to communicate or indicate by or as if by signals

  3. : to constitute a characteristic feature of (a meaningful linguistic form)

  1. : distinguished from the ordinary : notable


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