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Meaning of “skeleton” - Learner’s Dictionary

skeleton

noun     /ˈskelɪtən/
B2 [C] the structure made of all the bones in the body of a person or animal: the skeleton of a dogBone structuresThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
a skeleton crew/staff/service the smallest number of people that you need to keep an organization working: The Red Cross has withdrawn all but a skeleton staff from the country.Workers in general
Translations of “skeleton”
in Arabic هَيْكَل عَظْمي…
in Korean 뼈대, 골격…
in Malaysian rangka…
in French squelette, charpente…
in Turkish iskelet…
in Italian scheletro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 架構…
in Russian скелет…
in Polish szkielet…
in Vietnamese bộ xương, khung, sườn…
in Spanish esqueleto, armazón…
in Portuguese esqueleto…
in Thai โครงกระดูก, โครงสร้าง…
in German das Skelett…
in Catalan esquelet…
in Japanese がい骨, 骨格…
in Indonesian tulang kerangka, kerangka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 梗概,纲要…
(Definition of skeleton from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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