Signs for BACK

There are multiple signs for 'back' whether it means 'return' or your back.

Meaning: In return; at or toward the original starting point, place, or condition.

This #BACK (fingerspelled loan) is usually inflected in conjunction with spatial verb agreement.

Related signs: RETURN.

The rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine.

Variation: the rear part of the human body.

Related signs: BODY, REAR-FACING.

Opposite: FRONT.

For other meanings, see BACK UP.


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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 BACK

Written ASL digit for "BACK" as in the rear part of the body. Contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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