What does the word skeleton mean?

Usage examples for skeleton

  1. But the skeleton at life's festival has been shown to me. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The whole of his nervous skeleton seemed to shudder and contract. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  3. The skeleton forms about 16 per cent of the weight of the body. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.