verb (used with object), skeletonized, skeletonizing.
to reduce to a skeleton, outline, or framework.
to reduce in size or number, as a military unit.
to construct in outline.
to reduce to a minimum framework, number, or outline
to create the essential framework of
noun 1. a key with nearly the whole substance of the bit filed away so that it may open various locks. skeleton key noun 1. a key with the serrated edge filed down so that it can open numerous locks Also called passkey
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect) 1. a splinter of wood, esp when embedded accidentally in the skin 2. a thin or diminutive person
[skel-ik] /ˈskɛl ɪk/ noun, Anthropometry. 1. the ratio of the length of the leg to the length of the torso of a person, multiplied by 100.
noun, Slang. 1. a homeless person who lives on the streets, sleeps in doorways or subways, etc.; derelict. 2. a slovenly person. skeevy