stick figure
noun Date: 1949 1. a drawing showing the head of a human being or animal as a circle and all other parts as straight lines 2. a fictional character lacking depth and believability

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stick figure — stick′ fig ure n. 1) fia a drawing of a human or animal, usu. made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head 2) a one dimensional character, as in a novel • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • stick figure — a diagrammatic drawing representing a human or animal, usually made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head. Also called stick drawing. [‡1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • stick figure — noun A simple drawing, typically of a human body with a circle representing the head and straight lines representing the torso and limbs …   Wiktionary

  • stick figure — /ˈstɪk fɪgə/ (say stik figuh) noun a drawing, usually of a person or animal, depicted by straight lines and circles …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stick Figure Death Theatre — is an animation showcase website, created by owner Matt Calvert in 1996. As the name suggests, this site is home to stick figure movies of characters (usually) meeting their doom. Movies were originally rejected if they had stick figures and no… …   Wikipedia

  • Stick Figure Neighbourhood — Infobox Album | Name = Stick Figure Neighbourhood Type = Album Artist = Spoons Released = 1981 Recorded = Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton 1981 Genre = New Romantic Length = 44:11 Label = Ready / LR012 Producer = Graeme Pole Engineer = Daniel… …   Wikipedia

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