Meaning of wooden Indian

wood'en In'dian

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly found before many cigar stores as an advertisement.
  2. (often l.c.)a person who appears emotionless and unresponsive; a poker face.
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