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Overview of noun skeleton

The noun skeleton has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. skeleton

(something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel")

2. skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

(a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet")

3. skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale

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

4. skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe

(the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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