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puppet

noun [C] uk   /ˈpʌp.ɪt/ us  
a toy in the shape of a person or animal that you can move with strings or by putting your hand inside: We took the children to a puppet show/theatre. disapproving a person or group whose actions are controlled by someone else: Western powers have been accused of trying to establish a puppet government/regime in the divided country.
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