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English definition of “skeleton”

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crew/staff/service the smallest number of people that you need to keep an organization working: The Red Cross has withdrawn all but a skeleton staff from the country.Workers in general
(Definition of skeleton from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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