LINE in sign language

ASL sign for "line" in American Sign Language:

Definition: A long thin mark or stroke, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface; a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose.

This sign is a broad term that sometimes one uses this sign in reference to a CABLE, as in "an insulated wire", a STRING, or anything that is long and line. Normally Deaf fluent and native signers would recognize which is which in contexts, such as a "shoestring" or "shoelace", a "power cable", a "drawing line", and so on.

The ASL signword LINE may be inflected to show a length of the line, the flex of the line, and/or other subtle meanings.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for LINE

Written ASL digit for "line" contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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