a sheep with a defective growth of wool on its belly and legs.
providing a boat only, exclusive of crew, stores, fuel, and the like: a bareboat charter.
- Bare bones
the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones—a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses. Contemporary Examples Inmates eat their two daily meals and shower in bare bones, but air-cooled, indoor facilities. The Immigrant Prison Nightmare […]
lean or spare, as a person. emaciated; gaunt: bareboned victims of a terrible famine.
- Bare down
to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]