Meaning of “skunk works” in the English Dictionary

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"skunk works" in Business English

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skunk worksnoun [ S ]

uk us informal

a small department that is allowed to operate outside the normal procedures and systems of a company so that it has the freedom to develop new ideas, products, etc.:

The experimental stores come out of our skunk works.

(Definition of “skunk works” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)