Definitions of skeleton:
- noun: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
Example: "The building has a steel skeleton"
- noun: a scandal that is kept secret
Example: "There must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"
- noun: something reduced to its minimal form
Example: "The battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"
- noun: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
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