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puppet

  

      n  
1   
a    a small doll or figure of a person or animal moved by strings attached to its limbs or by the hand inserted in its cloth body  
b    (as modifier)  
a puppet theatre     
2   
a    a person, group, state, etc., that appears independent but is in fact controlled by another  
b    (as modifier)  
a puppet government     
     (C16 popet, perhaps from Old French poupette little doll, ultimately from Latin pupa girl, doll)  


glove puppet  
      n   a small figure of a person or animal that fits over and is manipulated by the hand  
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puppet

  
1    doll, marionette  
2      (figurative)   cat's-paw, creature, dupe, figurehead, gull     (archaic)   instrument, mouthpiece, pawn, stooge, tool  

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