Definitions for skeleton

Definitions for (noun) skeleton

Main entry: skeletal frame, skeleton, underframe, frame

Definition: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

Usage: the building has a steel skeleton

Main entry: systema skeletale, skeletal system, skeleton, frame

Definition: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

Main entry: skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

Definition: a scandal that is kept secret

Usage: there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

Main entry: skeleton

Definition: something reduced to its minimal form

Usage: the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self; the bare skeleton of a novel

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