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skunk worksnoun [S]

uk   us   informal
a ​smalldepartment that is ​allowed to ​operate outside the ​normalprocedures 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.
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