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stick figure

noun
1.
a diagrammatic drawing representing a human or animal, usually made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head.
Also called stick drawing.
Origin
1945-1950
probably earlier than 1945-50
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Examples from the web for stick figure
  • Hogan showed me one: a human stick figure and three stair steps carefully pecked into a pink boulder.
  • In the middle of the field there was a stick figure made of gum.
  • They then redraw this as a stick figure consisting, in this case, of a body and eight legs.
  • The posture categories are illustrated on the template by a stick figure next to each category.
  • PC stores data and displays stick figure based on positions of anatomical landmarks.

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