2. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.
3. An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy used to show the size of the future book, etc.
(Drama) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
5. A thick-witted person; a dolt.
(Railroad) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
(Card Playing) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
8. A floating barge connected with a pier.
To play dummy, to play the exposed or dummy hand in cards. The partner of the dummy plays it.
Du"mous(?), } a. [L. dumosus, fr. dumus a thornbush, a bramble.] 1. Abounding with bushes and briers.
(Bot.) Having a compact, bushy form.
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