hand puppet
noun Date: 1937 puppet 1a

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  • hand puppet — hand ,puppet noun count AMERICAN a type of PUPPET that you move by putting your hand inside …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hand puppet — n. a kind of puppet that fits over the hand and is manipulated from within by moving the fingers …   English World dictionary

  • Hand puppet — A hand puppet (also called a glove puppet) [ Logan, D, Puppetry , p.15] is a type of puppet that is controlled by the hand or hands that occupies the interior of the puppet. [ Sinclair, A, The Puppetry Handbook , p.15] Glove puppets are a… …   Wikipedia

  • hand puppet — noun a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head; fits over the hand • Syn: ↑glove puppet, ↑glove doll • Hypernyms: ↑puppet * * * noun, pl ⋯ pets [count] US : a puppet that fits over your hand like a glove and is moved by the fingers and hand of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand puppet — hand′ pup pet n. sbz a puppet designed to be fitted over the hand, which manipulates it • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • hand puppet — /ˈhænd pʌpət/ (say hand pupuht) noun a puppet which is largely controlled by the puppeteer s hand inside the puppet, especially inside the puppet s head. Compare glove puppet …   Australian English dictionary

  • hand puppet — noun A puppet operated by the hand, especially one in which the puppeteers hand occupies and controls the head Syn: glove puppet …   Wiktionary

  • hand puppet — a puppet made of a hollow head sewn or glued to material that fits over the hand, concealing the fingers and thumb, which manipulate it. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • hand puppet —    A small, hollow cloth figure, usually of a person or animal, that fits over and is moved by the hand …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Puppet — A puppet is a representational figure manipulated by a puppeteer. It is usually (but by no means always) a depiction of a human character, and is used in puppetry, a play or a presentation that is a very ancient form of theatre. The puppet… …   Wikipedia

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