(of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.
(of women) proud; disdainful.
noun 1. a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing. 2. anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair. 3. something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words. 4. a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, […]
adjective 1. of, relating to, or like a skeleton. skeleton (skěl’ĭ-tn) The internal structure of vertebrate animals, composed of bone or cartilage, that supports the body, serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles, and protects the vital organs and associated structures. A hard protective covering or supporting structure of invertebrate animals. See also […]
- Skeletal extension
skeletal extension skel·e·tal extension (skěl’ĭ-tl) n. See skeletal traction.
- Skeletal muscle
skeletal muscle n. A muscle that is connected at either or both extremities with a bone and consists of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated, skeletal muscle fibers, together with connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves.