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Definition of 'skeleton'

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

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