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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movie actor who substitutes for a leading performer, especially in distance shots or scenes not involving the face, such as close-ups of a portion of the body.

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  • n. A film stand-in for an actor, in scenes not involving the face, especially during scenes of nudity, or of dangerous activity.
  • n. A political decoy; a person employed to impersonate a politician, in order to draw attention away from the real person or to take risks on their behalf.

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  • Someone used to double a member of the cast in certain scenes.

    May 13, 2008