cardboard cut-out - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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singularcardboard cut-out
pluralcardboard cut-outs
  1. 1
    a picture of a person or object stuck on a piece of card that has been cut so as to fit it exactly

    a life-sized cardboard cut-out of a police officer

  2. 2
    a person in a book, play, film etc who does not seem very real