hand puppet

noun
a puppet made of a hollow head sewn or glued to material that fits over the hand, concealing the fingers and thumb, which manipulate it.

Origin:
1945–50

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Example sentences
Ask them to construct a hand puppet representing that role.
Among the test procedures suggested are activities with a hand puppet, hammering nails, and throwing a ball.
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