marionette definition

  • noun:
    • A jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or cables attached with its limbs.
    • A string puppet, typically made of timber, that will be animated by the drawing of strings.
    • The buffel duck.
    • A puppet moved by strings, like in a puppet program.
    • The buffel duck.
    • A puppet relocated by strings; certainly one of a set of such puppets accustomed represent figures on a mimic stage.
    • The buffie or buffle-headed duck.
    • a little complicated arrangement at the conclusion of the batten in a ribbon-loom, for actuating the racks of the shuttles. It's curiously realistic with its motions, whence the name.
    • a little figure of people managed from above with strings by a puppeteer
  • verb:
    • to manage (someone) just as if these were a puppet; to control.

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