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crew/staff/service the smallest number of people that you need to keep an organization working : The Red Cross has withdrawn all but a skeleton staff from the country .Workers in general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

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