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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal; A scandal that is kept secret; Something reduced to its minimal form.

Usage examples (37)
  • The exceptional character of the cave is reinforced by the discovery of a human skeleton buried in a grave.
  • The battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
  • The building has a steel skeleton
  • There must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet for more
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