What does the word specimen mean?

Usage examples for specimen

  1. Is it not a great specimen of man's skill and power? – The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
  2. I haven't any Christians among my own family or acquaintance- so you see, naturally, Macy, I am curious; and when a good specimen offers- I am not a good specimen, I said. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. Hephzy whispered to me as we were standing before the Queen Victoria specimen: I don't believe Queen Victoria ever planted that in the world, do you, Hosy. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln