Translation of "skeleton" - English-Spanish dictionary

skeleton

noun uk /ˈskel·ɪ·tən/

the structure made of all the bones in the body of a person or animal

esqueleto
the skeleton of a dog
have a skeleton in the cupboard

to have an embarrassing or unpleasant secret about something that happened in the past

tener trapos sucios
Most people have a few skeletons in the cupboard.
have a skeleton in the closet

to have an embarrassing or unpleasant secret about something that happened in the past

tener trapos sucios
Most people have a few skeletons in the closet.

(Translation of “skeleton” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

skeleton

noun /ˈskelitn/

the bony framework of an animal or person

esqueleto
The archaeologists dug up the skeleton of a dinosaur.

any framework or outline

esqueleto, armazón
the steel skeleton of a building.
skeletal adjective

relating to the skeleton of a human being or an animal

Esqueletico
Low water levels at Lake Eufaula exposed the skeletal remains of two people.

(of a person or a body part) extremely thin so that bones are visible through the skin

Esqueletico
the skeletal appearance of victims in the last stages of the disease.

consisting only of basic details or existing only in a basic form

Planes Basicos
skeletal plans for restructuring the company.
skeleton key noun

a key which can open many different locks

llave maestra
The maids have a skeleton key so that they can get into all the hotel rooms to clean them.

(Translation of “skeleton” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)