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APPOINTMENT: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "appointment / reservation"

A very common sign for "appointment," "reserve," or "I have a reservation" is done by holding your dominant hand in a loose, slightly curved 5-handshape (or even a "claw" handshape") above your palm-down non-dominant hand in an "S"-handshape.   Use a slight rotational movement of the upper hand and change it from a claw hand into an "S" hand (or a modified "A" hand in which the thumb is slightly wrapped) on top of the back of the non-dominant "S" hand.

APPOINTMENT or RESERVATION (recommended version as of this edit)




I recommend you just stick with version 1 above but suppose you need to sign both concepts "reserve" and "appointment in the same sentence?  If so, you could use this initialized version of "appointment" to differentiate the sign from the "reservation" version of appointment.

This sign circles (horizontally, counterclockwise) the right "A" hand above the stationary left "A" hand then brings it down on top of the left "A" hand.  (If you are left handed, switch the roles.)

Circle the dominant "A" hand over the base "A" hand.  Then bring the dominant hand down onto the base hand. Think of circling a date and locking it in. Note: Some people use this sign to mean "assignment."

APPOINTMENT (Version 2)  (Not recommended any more. Use the "reservation" version above).




Sample sentence: "Do you have a doctor's appointment?"  = DOCTOR APPOINTMENT, YOU HAVE?



Here are some related signs:






Also the concept of "doctor" has several versions.  See DOCTOR

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