What does the word silhouette mean?

Usage examples for silhouette

  1. And on the single step, leaning upon his great stick, towered the silhouette of Jasper Musk, only less colossal than his shadow in the lighted slice of road. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  2. Their decorative effect is very marked, taken mainly as a silhouette from a distance. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  3. The approach and the entrance into the mouth of the cave were to be shot first from the outside, and then, in silhouette, from the inside. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman