stick figure

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noun

a diagrammatic drawing representing a human or animal, usually made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head.

Origin of stick figure

probably earlier than 1945–50
Also called stick drawing.
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Examples from the Web for stick figure

  • Each was slightly different, and each bore some resemblance to a stick-figure, a geometrical figure or just a childish scrawl.

    Out Like a Light|Gordon Randall Garrett