Better known these days as an extra in TV shows and films.

Fig"u*rant` (? ∨ ?), n. masc. [F., prop. p.pr. of figurer figure, represent, make a figure.]

One who dances at the opera, not singly, but in groups or figures; an accessory character on the stage, who figures in its scenes, but has nothing to say; hence, one who figures in any scene, without taking a prominent part.

 

© Webster 1913.

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