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  Definition of skeleton
  1. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
  2. the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  3. a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family''s closet"
  4. something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel"
Similar Words: skeletal frame, frame, underframe, skeletal system, systema skeletale, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

 

Hyponyms: chassis, hoop, endoskeleton, exoskeleton

 

Part Meronyms: building, edifice, ship, aircraft, musculoskeletal system

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: կմախք   Catalan: esquelet  
Danish: skelet   Dutch: skelet  
Finnish: luuranko   French: squelette  
German: Skelett   Greek: σκελετός  
Italian: scheletro   Japanese: 骨格  
Portuguese: esqueleto   Russian: скелет  
Serbian: kostur   Slovak: kostra  
Slovene: okostje   Spanish: esqueleto  
Swedish: skelett  
 
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