Definition Of skeleton

adjective

an internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant.

Despite the apparent differences produced by an internal versus an external skeleton , the control problems faced by the two groups are formally the same.

Example Of skeleton

  • As bone after bone is added, the skeleton begins to take shape.

  • At about thirty years of age, the human skeleton is as heavy and strong as it will ever get.

  • Being already a thin child when she lost weight she became like a skeleton and as pale as the pure driven snow.

  • Both schools have remained open, operating with skeleton staff.

  • Building has begun in earnest on the metal skeleton for the northern section of Manchester's new-look Arndale shopping centre.


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