a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly found before many cigar stores as an advertisement.
(often lowercase)Informal. a person who appears emotionless and unresponsive; a poker face.
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How to use wooden Indian in a sentence
A poor old wooden Indian, all battered by the years, was seated on a pile of junk, and shedding briny tears.Uncle Walt [Walt Mason] | Walt Mason
Levake was standing near a wooden-Indian cigar-store sign, looking directly at Bucks as the latter walked toward him.The Mountain Divide | Frank H. Spearman
The wooden Indian in front of the cigar store stepped down off 152 his stand.Rootabaga Stories | Carl Sandburg