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 for three-finger salute
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  three-finger salute
      Syn. Vulcan nerve pinch.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Vulcan nerve pinch
  three-finger salute
      (Or "three-finger salute", Vulcan death grip; from
     the old "Star Trek" TV series via Commodore Amiga
     hackers) The keyboard combination that forces a soft boot
     or jump to ROM monitor (on machines that support such a
     On an Amiga this is done with Ctrl/Right Amiga/Left Amiga; on
     IBM PCs and many microcomputers it is Ctrl/Alt/Del; on
     Suns, L1-A; on some Macintoshes, it is -!  Silicon Graphics users are obviously the most
     dextrous however, as these machines use the five-finger
     combination: Left Shift/Left Ctrl/Left Alt/Keypad Divide/F12.
     Compare quadruple bucky.
     [{Jargon File]

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