doll or statue used to show clothing in a store

A mannequin (also called a manikin, dummy, lay figure or dress form) is a doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, windowdressers and others especially to display or fit clothing.

Mannequins in a clothing shop in Canada

During the 1950s, mannequins were used in nuclear tests to help show the effects of nuclear weapons on humans.[1][2]


  1. "Nuclear Test Mannequins". Seattle Times Trinity Web. Seattle Times Company. 1995.
  2. Trivedi, Bijal P. (15 July 2002). "Archaeologists Explore Cold War Nuclear Test Site". National Geographic News.