a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy.
a wooden figure or model of the human figure used by tailors, dress designers, etc., for fitting or making clothes.
a person employed to wear clothing to be photographed or to be displayed before customers, buyers, etc.; a clothes model.
- manikin, mannequin
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How to use mannequin in a sentence
The mannequins always faced forward in their seats and didn’t ever recline them.COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition | Kat Eschner | October 21, 2020 | Popular-Science
Researchers used mannequins that were equipped with aerosol devices meant to mimic human respiratory spray.COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition | Kat Eschner | October 21, 2020 | Popular-Science
More theme-park mannequin than cutting-edge research, Sophia earned Goertzel headlines around the world.Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try? | Will Heaven | October 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It includes tools, needles, thread, a mini dress mannequin, a sketch book, ribbons, and fabric samples.Sewing kits perfect for home, travel, and gift-giving | PopSci Commerce Team | October 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
These devices—consisting of a computer, a mannequin, a mock ultrasound probe, and a tracking system that tells the computer where the probe is—are used to train fellows, residents, and medical and pre-med students in ultrasound procedures.Training clinicians to spot heart failure in covid-19 patients | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The mannequin, meanwhile, lies in a heap of legs and arms on the stately king-sized bed.‘The Spoils of Babylon’: IFC’s Cheeky Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and More | Marlow Stern | January 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were able to redo it as My Fair Lady, which is so beautiful, and then mannequin.‘The Host’: ‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer’s Favorite Film Romances | Stephenie Meyer | March 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Polka dots merge into Dior logos, culminating in a faceless chainsaw-wielding mannequin.
If Jack wanted something, a human mannequin, Kenneth would get it.Alec Baldwin & Robert Carlock On How They Made '30 Rock' So Funny | Alec Baldwin, Robert Carlock | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He sold his harps and bought photography equipment, taking round-the-clock photos of a mannequin in different kinds of light.Shooting the Stars With Fashion Photographers Markus and Indrani | Abigail Pesta | November 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If it does not satisfy the mannequin demand for "beauty" it at least refuses to accept margarine substitutes.Instigations | Ezra Pound
The glide seems to be the ideal at which the modern woman aims in her walk, and the mannequin glides with every exaggeration.The Book of This and That | Robert Lynd
Chesney, pale as always now, but quite composed, settled down with a copy of Le mannequin d'Osier.Shadows of Flames | Amelie Rives
There is again a wicker Figure, 'mannequin of osier:' the centre of endless howlings.The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
She found herself moving slowly around the study, with the gait of a mannequin in a dress-maker's show-room.Zuleika Dobson | Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for mannequin
a woman who wears the clothes displayed at a fashion show; model
a life-size dummy of the human body used to fit or display clothes
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