Definition of manikin :
1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
2. A model of the human body, made of papier- mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
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- Thus we are assured, the Glass- manikin, a benevolent elf, of about four feet in height, is never seen in anything but a little peaked broad trimmed hat, with jerkin, knee- breeches and red stockings. - "The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart", Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff.
- But you may set your mind at rest, young Pigeonnier; I assure you that you look a good deal like a manikin. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
- How could that woman have married such a manikin? - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.