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peace sign

a sign representing “peace,” made by extending the forefinger and middle finger upward in a V -shape with the palm turned outward.
Origin of peace sign
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was the universal "peace sign" known throughout the world.

    Pathfinder Alan Douglas
  • "Show the peace sign," he snapped sharply to Joe, who led the line.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
  • Red-Bear turned his horse in the “peace sign,” and advanced.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • Thereupon one man came forward alone, making the peace sign first with his blanket and then with his open hand.

  • She watched him go forward and saw him stand upright with his hand raised above his head, palm outward, as a peace sign.

  • We friends, cried Jack, giving the peace sign as he had seen Salloo give it.

  • Mercurian native came out of the residence, presently, his hands together in the peace sign.

  • They made the peace sign and went halfway across the debatable ground between the two armies.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Alfred rose and held his hand toward them, palm outward, in the peace sign.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • As he went he was making the peace sign, extending 282 his arms as if inviting the others to attack him at their will.

British Dictionary definitions for peace sign

peace sign

a gesture made with the palm of the hand outwards and the index and middle fingers raised in a V See also V-sign (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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