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manikin

Line breaks: mani|kin
Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkɪn
 
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(also mannikin)

Definition of manikin in English:

noun

1A very small man.
Example sentences
  • He…is much less small than I had been led to believe; he is not at all a manikin, but a well-proportioned human being.
2A jointed model of the human body, used in anatomy or as an artist’s lay figure.
Example sentences
  • This consists of an introductory seminar including demonstration of pelvic examination on a manikin and an opportunity for students to practise this under supervision.
  • In addition, actors were used by 15 schools, volunteers by 14, manikins by all 19, videos by 11, and simulators by four.
  • Students were informed beforehand about the study, and technical skills were taught on manikins.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Dutch manneken, diminutive of man 'man'.

More
  • This is from Dutch manneken ‘little man’. The same word, through French gives us mannequin for a model (early 20th century).

Words that rhyme with manikin

mannequin, pannikin

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