or mock·up



a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching: a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.

Origin of mock-up

First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase mock up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of mock-up

  • “WANTED,” the ad reads in a mock-up of old-style Wild West posters.

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    Texas Calls All Gun-Toting Yanks

    David Freedlander

    January 16, 2013

  • Contemporary jewelry designer Chris Habana just released a mock-up of the bra in necklace form.

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    Bra of the Century

    Rebecca Dana

    June 15, 2010

  • He was propped up in his bed with a mock-up of the cover of his new novel in hand.

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    My Dishy Phone Calls With Dominick Dunne

    Jane Hitchcock

    August 27, 2009

  • In the end, she used the orange to mock-up versions of the dress, then promptly forgot it.

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    The Slumdog Stylist

    Dale Hrabi

    November 22, 2008

Historical Examples of mock-up

  • "They must have clamped him into some mock-up," Scriven murmured.

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade

British Dictionary definitions for mock-up



a working full-scale model of a machine, apparatus, etc, for testing, research, etc
a layout of printed matter

verb mock up

(tr, adverb) to build or make a mock-up of
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