What does the word scarecrow mean?

Usage examples for scarecrow

  1. His voice had directed the attention of the whole town to Peter Goldthwaite's window, and to the dusty scarecrow which appeared at it. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  2. This unpromising- looking person approached the priest and addressed him with an elaborate courtesy oddly out of keeping with his scarecrow- like appearance, but with words appropriate enough to the figure that he cut. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  3. Then we must ask the Scarecrow. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum