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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crew/staff/service the smallest number of people that you need to keep an organization working: The Red Cross has withdrawn all but a skeleton staff from the country.Workers in general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 Korean 뼈대, 골격…
in Arabic هَيْكَل عَظْمي…
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 Spanish esqueleto, armazón…
in Portuguese esqueleto…
in German das Skelett…
in Catalan esquelet…
in Japanese がい骨, 骨格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨骼,骨架, 框架, 梗概,纲要…
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