Signs for FREEZER

ASL signs for FREEZER

There are two signs for two general types of freezers -- a chest freezer and a freezer built-in a refrigerator.

Meaning: A refrigerated compartment or box for preserving and storing food at freezing temperatures. This sign usually refers to a chest type of freezer.

Meaning: an appliance that keeps food frozen at extremely low temperatures. This sign usually refers to a household freezer which is usually built into a refrigerator.

If you have a freezer which is located at the bottom of the refrigerator that you'd like to ask someone to find or put some frozen food, then it'd be make sense to use the other sign like "DRAWER" (palm orientation up for both hands) instead of the vertical version.

Related signs: REFRIGERATOR, FRIDGE (a shorter name for refrigerator).

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