Definitions for "Fingerspelling"
Keywords:  deaf, alphabet, spell, manual, lestter
When there is not a sign for a specific word Deaf people spell out the lestter of the word with their fingers.
People who use BSL also use fingerspelling. Certain words – usually names of people and places – are spelled out on the fingers. It is important to remember that fingerspelling alone is not sign language.
the alphabet expressed with positions of the hand and fingers. In ASL(American Sign Language) and other gestural systems of communication used by deaf people, proper names and technical terms or other words that do not have specifc signs may be spelled out using fingerspelling.