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peace sign

noun
1.
a sign representing “peace,” made by extending the forefinger and middle finger upward in a V -shape with the palm turned outward.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples for peace sign
  • And nothing more eloquently symbolizes the counterculture era than the peace sign.
  • He flashed us a double peace sign from his cuffed hands.
  • Along the route people in cars beeped their horns and gave the thumbs up or the peace sign.
  • Nissan has a few suggestions of its own: a simple hand wave, a peace sign, and a zero to represent zero emissions.
  • Hikers can take easy walks along a small network of pathways laid out in a shape resembling a peace sign.
British Dictionary definitions for peace sign

peace sign

noun
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 (sense 2)
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