Examples of skeleton in a Sentence
They found the fossil skeleton of a mastodon.
He hung a plastic skeleton on the door for Halloween.
She was a skeleton after her illness.
Only the charred skeleton of the house remained after the fire.
We saw a skeleton of the report before it was published.
Recent Examples of skeleton from the Web
Linda Abrams, a forensic genealogist who has been working on and off with the Hunley Project since 2006, says all of the crew member skeletons were in good shape when they were excavated from the Hunley’s interior.
After a chilly night stranded in the middle of the lake, The Hound kills time by throwing a rock at a jaw-less skeleton man, which provokes him to shuffle over to rock island now that the lake is re-frozen over.
The prevalence of knee arthritis among people in the United States has doubled since the start of World War II, according to an unusual study of more than 2500 skeletons, including some dating as far back as 6000 years.
Conte has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the skeleton crew he is expected to defend his title with, as the Blues went into yesterday's match with just 14 senior players available to take part.
Instead, the skeletons of her life refuse to stay in the closet and help push the story along.
Israel is the farthest south Neanderthal skeletons have ever been discovered.
The display at the Wimbledon Village Osteopath office includes a skeleton attempting a dive volley.
The researchers hoped the dogs would lead them to the site where that skeleton was found.
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Origin and Etymology of skeleton
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
First Known Use of skeleton
SKELETON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skeleton for English Language Learners
: having the smallest possible number of people who can get a job done
SKELETON Defined for Kids
Definition of skeleton for Students
- the steel skeleton of a building
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