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dummy

1. Bridge
a. the hand exposed on the table by the declarer's partner and played by the declarer
b. the declarer's partner
2. a feigned pass or move in a sport such as football or rugby
3. (of a card game) played with one hand exposed or unplayed

Dummy

 

(in publishing), a preliminary layout of a book or magazine made up in a publishing house for determining the precise distribution of text and figures. A test copy of a book or its binding made in the printing house before the printing of the entire run is also called a dummy. The planned distribution of material in columns or pages, which is compiled before the pages of a newspaper are made up, is often called a dummy.


Dummy

 

a form in the shape of the human figure made from various materials, such as papier-mache or wood, used for displaying or fitting clothing (in stores or tailor shops).

dummy

[′dəm·ē]
(communications)
Telegraphy network simulating a customer's loop for adjusting a telegraph repeater; the dummy side of the repeater is that toward the customer.
(computer science)
An artificial address, instruction, or other unit of information inserted in a digital computer solely to fulfill prescribed conditions (such as word length or block length) without affecting operations.
(engineering)
Simulating device with no operating features, as a dummy heat coil.
(graphic arts)
A preliminary layout which shows the placement of illustrations and text as they will appear in the final printing.
(metallurgy)
A cathode that undergoes electroplating at low current densities.
(ordnance)
ord
A nonexplosive bomb, projectile, or the like, or an object made to appear as one of these.
An object made to appear as an airplane, gun emplacement, or the like from the air.
References in classic literature ?
Chitling: all intent upon a game of whist; the Artful taking dummy against Master Bates and Mr.
For the better preservation of his cheerfulness therefore, and to prevent his faculties from rusting, he provided himself with a cribbage-board and pack of cards, and accustomed himself to play at cribbage with a dummy, for twenty, thirty, or sometimes even fifty thousand pounds aside, besides many hazardous bets to a considerable amount.
The Beckhams are wonderful parents to all four of their children and it's their choice when they decide Harper should stop using a dummy.
The youngster is three years beyond the cut-off point recommended for dummy use, according to some health experts.
With the dog at heel, I'll throw a dummy a short distance to my right.
Children are not moving their tongue to the correct position because the dummy is holding it down, which can make speech sound really unclear.
The latest innovation is the complete sensor and data acquisition system for the most modern side-impact dummy on the market.
Assuming you've followed those steps, your dog understands and obeys the FETCH command to hold and carry a training dummy; to walk, run, jump, whatever, and not drop or spit out the dummy until a release command is given.
I think it works when both you and your child are ready - I wouldn't rush it just because everyone else has got rid of the dummy.
CHEST: Each dummy has metal ribs with special sensors that measure the compression of the chest during an accident.
The Department of Health has offered guarded support for dummy use with babies.
And, since the data acquisition systems aren't dedicated, they can be moved from one dummy to another, so you don't have to purchase as many units.