peace sign

  1. 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

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How to use peace sign in a sentence

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

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

  • 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.

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

    Adventures in Swaziland | Owen Rowe O'Neil

British Dictionary definitions for peace sign

peace sign

  1. a gesture made with the palm of the hand outwards and the index and middle fingers raised in a V: See also V-sign (def. 2)

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