Dummy

Definition of Dummy

Dum´my
a.1.Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.
2.Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.
Dummy car
See under Car.
n.1.One who is dumb.
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.
4.(Drama) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
5.A thick-witted person; a dolt.
6.(Railroad) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
7.(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.

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