a person whose body is shown in a movie or TV show in substitution for a leading actor, especially in a nude scene.
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Origin of body double
Also called double.
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British Dictionary definitions for body double
films a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face
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