ASL sign for: firefighter

Definition: A person whose job is to extinguish fires.

Closed "4" handshape, palm orientation facing out, two movements on the forehead.

Related signs: FIREFIGHTING, FIRE, FIRETRUCK.

Sentence example

Gloss: IX-plural(LOC1) VISIT(LOC2) FIREFIGHTERS.

English equivalent: *They are visiting* firefighters.

Gloss: THEY(LOC1) FIREFIGHTERS VISIT(LOC2).

English equivalent: They are *visiting firefighters*.

The difference between firefighters who are visiting and visiting firefighters are stressed in English sentences. In ASL, the structure is identified in spatial agreement of the verb.