Meaning of skeleton

Definition of skeleton

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

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