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stick figure

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 of stick figure
probably earlier than 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Each was slightly different, and each bore some resemblance to a stick-figure, a geometrical figure or just a childish scrawl.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett

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