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puppet

Translation
puppet
puppetlike, adj.
/pup"it/, n.
1. an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage. Cf. hand puppet, marionette.
2. a person, group, government, etc., whose actions are prompted and controlled by another or others.
3. a small doll.
4. Mach. poppethead.
[1350-1400; earlier poppet, ME popet, appar. alter. of MLG poppe doll < LL puppa, L pupa doll; see -ET]
Syn. 2. pawn, figurehead, instrument.

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