Manikin Man"i*kin, n. [Also spelled {mannikin}.] [OD. manneken, dim. of man man. See {Man}, and {-kin}.] 1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin. [1913 Webster]

2. A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A mannequin. [PJC]

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  • mannikin — [man′ə kin] n. alt. sp. of MANIKIN …   English World dictionary

  • mannikin — /man i kin/, n. 1. manikin. 2. any of several estrildine finches of the genus Lonchura, of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands, often kept as cage birds. [var. of MANIKIN] * * * ▪ bird       any of numerous birds of the tribe Amadini of the… …   Universalium

  • mannikin — noun any of several Asiatic passerine birds of the genus Mannikin …   Wiktionary

  • mannikin — /ˈmænəkɪn/ (say manuhkin), / ɪkən/ (say ikuhn) noun 1. → manikin. 2. any of various finch like birds of the genus Lonchura and related genera, as the chestnut breasted mannikin, L. castaneothorax, of northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mannikin — tikrosios munijos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lonchura angl. mannikin; munia vok. Nonne, f rus. муния, f pranc. capucin, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – astrildiniai siauresnis terminas – alpinė munija siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mannikin — var. of MANIKIN. * * * mannikin see manikin …   Useful english dictionary

  • mannikin — noun see manikin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mannikin — man|ni|kin [ˈmænıkın] n another spelling of ↑manikin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mannikin — man|ni|kin [ mænıkın ] another spelling of manikin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mannikin — mænɪkɪn n. dwarf, small man; mannequin; model of the human body used in teaching; manakin, any of a number of small brightly colored songbirds …   English contemporary dictionary