What is mannequin?

  • (noun): A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
    Synonyms: manikin, mannikin, manakin, form
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A mannequin (also called a manikin, dummy, lay figure or dress form) is an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, windowdressers and others especially to display or fit clothing. The term is also used for life-sized dolls with simulated airways used in the teaching of first aid, CPR, and advanced airway management skills such as tracheal intubation and for human figures used in computer simulation to model the behavior of the human body. During the 1950s, mannequins were used in nuclear tests to help show the effects of nuclear weapons on humans.

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Mannequin - Military Use
... Military use of mannequins is recorded amongst the ancient Chinese, such as at the Battle of Yongqiu ...
Mannequin Two: On The Move
... Mannequin Two On the Move is a 1991 romantic comedy film and a partial sequel to the 1987 film Mannequin ... The film stars Kristy Swanson as a mannequin who was frozen one thousand years ago by an evil sorcerer using a magic necklace ...
The Pie - Plot
... Kramer has seen in an upmarket clothing store a mannequin that looks just like Elaine ... Elaine and George visit the store Elaine wants to find out who made the mannequin, but George is more interested in an expensive suit that will shortly be on sale at ... also distracted by the sight of the "Elaine" mannequin naked ...
Mannequin (disambiguation)
... A mannequin is a life-sized model of the human figure, used especially in advertising and sales ... Mannequin may also refer to Mannequin (1926 film), an American silent released by Paramount Pictures starring Alice Joyce Dolores Costello Mannequin (1933 film), a British drama film ... Cooper Mannequin (1937 film), a drama starring Joan Crawford Mannequin (1987 film), a comedy starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, followed by a ...
Nagai Go No Horror Gekijo: Mannequin
... Nagai Go no Horror Gekijo Mannequin (永井豪のホラー劇場 マネキン, nagai gou no hora^ gekijou manekin?, translated as Go Nagai's horror theatre Mannequin) is a ...

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