lay figure definition

  • noun:
    • See mannequin.
    • A subservient or insignificant individual.
    • A jointed model of your body used by designers, or to display garments.
    • An unimportant person.
    • only puppet; one who acts the will of other individuals without independent volition.
    • A jointed figure used by painters, made from lumber, cork, etc., in replica for the human anatomy.
    • ergo A living person or a character in fiction which does not have individuality, or who's treated merely as a foil or puppet.
    • dummy in the form of an artist's jointed type of the human body

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