skeletal frame

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Noun1.skeletal frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shapeskeletal frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chassis - the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
supporting structure - a structure that serves to support something
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The Ruins, which was reduced to a skeletal frame, has become a tourist attraction and a favorite venue for wedding receptions, debuts and birthday parties.
The C-HR's coupe-like styling is further enhanced by disguised rear door handles integrated within the C pillar and, essential to the representation of speed within the design, the powerful projection of the sweeping roofline into a large, highly aerodynamic, skeletal frame rear spoiler.
The dates lay on a skeletal frame and they were lifted with a little wooden stick.
Colin |as Ray True It had been a long time since a show caught people's imagination, the internet damn near bursting with anoraks poring over the show's quasi-religious gothic symbolism, the lead characters' pseudophilosophical banter - "Time is a flat circle" etc - and, most importantly, McConaughey's funky facial hair and worryingly skeletal frame.
He wasted away, his clothes hanging from his skeletal frame.
and skeletal frame construction, the elementary building, half-timbered buildings and outdoor playground equipment, etc.
Circumferences and diameters have been used to describe the body build characteristics of young athletes and non-athletes with regard to the distribution of tissues, the proportions of various body segments, and skeletal frame size (1,11,13,14,20).
Only the skeletal frame of the new-build home remains after the suspected arson attack
She could have easily put the past behind her and buried the secrets of the stylists along with her skeletal frame.
Her skeletal frame and gaunt face prompted millions worldwide to donate cash to end hunger.
FAR be it from me to question the aesthetic sensitivities of Marcia Romney regarding the new Gateshead Town Centre redevelopment (Views of the North, September 10); however, I think it's premature to comment on the skeletal frame of a building site rather than the finished article and the development is quite clearly a million miles away from the deserted car park that preceded it.
Hence the maximum reduction of the air flow cross section due to the presence of the skeletal frame was 13.