stick figure


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stick figure

n.
A picture of a person or animal showing the head as a circle and the rest of the body as a combination of straight lines.

stick′ fig`ure


n.
1. a drawing of a human or animal, usu. made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head.
2. a one-dimensional character, as in a novel.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.stick figure - drawing of a human or animal that represents the head by a circle and the rest of the body by straight linesstick figure - drawing of a human or animal that represents the head by a circle and the rest of the body by straight lines
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
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