, n.;
pl. Dummies ().
1. One who is dumb. H. Smith.
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2. A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.
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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.
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4. (Drama) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
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5. A thick-witted person; a dolt. [Colloq.]
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6. (Railroad) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
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7. (Card Playing) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
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8. A floating barge connected with a pier. Knight.
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To play dummy, to play the exposed or dummy hand in cards. The partner of the dummy plays it.





(?), } a. [L. dumosus, fr. dumus a thornbush, a bramble.] 1. Abounding with bushes and briers.
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2. (Bot.) Having a compact, bushy form.
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