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
After the fire, the hills were blackened with the skeletons of bushes and willows.
SureID laid off 376 people between May and August, leaving only a skeleton crew in its corporate offices along Highway 26 in Hillsboro.
Some 20 feet away, a PG&E gas crew worked amid the smoky ashes of scores of homes, littered with remnants of scorched chimneys and the skeletons of automobiles.
Maarten says the entire process of making the skeleton of the track took all of five minutes.
Parsons stayed behind to supervise a skeleton crew assigned to scuttle ships and destroy other materiel to keep it out of enemy hands.
What was once an embarrassment of riches has been reduced to a skeleton crew.
The loss lead many pundits and fans to question the club's squad depth, given the skeleton crew available to them for the match.
For example, in order to keep Mission Control running, the team (three shifts of a skeleton support crew) were sleeping on cots in the backup Mission Control rooms.
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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
medical Definition of skeleton
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