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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.
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A dummy cannot claim ignorance or escape accountability if the corporation to which he willingly lent his name to be an incorporator is later found to have committed illegal acts.
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A study in California, to be published today, questioned the mothers or carers of 185 infants who died and 312 other parents, asking about factors such as dummy use and environmental factors which increase the risk of cot death.
AN IMITATION dummy, fitted with flashing lights and popular with clubbers, could be life-threatening to babies and young children.
They were competing in the 12th annual competition, which included rescuing a dummy hanging from a pole as well as speeding down a pole with a raw egg.