Pronunciation: (man'i-kin), [key]
1. a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy.
2. a wooden figure or model of the human figure used by tailors, dress designers, etc., for fitting or making clothes.
3. a person employed to wear clothing to be photographed or to be displayed before customers, buyers, etc.; a clothes model.
4. See lay figure (def. 1). Also,manikin.
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