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skeleton

US [ˈskelɪt(ə)n]
UK 
  • n.骨架;骨干;梗概;〈非正式〉骨瘦如柴的人(或动物)
  • adj.骨瘦如柴的;(计划,组织或结构等)基本的
  • Web骷髅;骨骼;骷髅兵
Plural Form:skeletons  
skeleton
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n.
1.
[c]
骨骼;骨架;骨骼标本the structure of bones that supports the body of a person or an animal; a model of this structure
The human skeleton consists of 206 bones.
人的骨骼由 206 块骨头组成。
a dinosaur skeleton
恐龙骨架
2.
[c]
(informal)
骨瘦如柴的人(或动物)a very thin person or animal
3.
[c][ususing]
(建筑物等的)骨架,框架the main structure that supports a building, etc.
Only the concrete skeleton of the factory remained.
厂房只剩下混凝土骨架了。
4.
[c][ususing]
梗概;提纲;提要;轮廓the basic outline of a plan, piece of writing, etc. to which more details can be added later
Examples were used to flesh out the skeleton of the argument.
通过例证使干巴巴的论点充实起来。
5.
[c]
~ staff, crew, etc.
(维持运转所需的)最少人员,基干人员the smallest number of people, etc. that you need to do sth
There will only be a skeleton staff on duty over the holiday.
假期将只留必需的少数职员值班。
We managed to operate a skeleton bus service during the strike.
罢工期间,我们设法保持最起码的公共汽车营运。
6.
[c]
(一种单人比赛用的)俯式冰橇,骨架雪车a type of sledge/sled(= a vehicle for sliding over ice) for racing, used by one person lying on their front with their feet pointing backwards
7.
[u]
俯式冰橇运动the sport or event of racing down a special track of ice on a skeleton
Canada won gold and silver in the skeleton.
加拿大选手在俯式冰橇项目中包揽金银牌。

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