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Skeleton vs. Toboggan

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Skeletonnoun

(anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.

Toboggannoun

A long sled without runners, with the front end curled upwards, which may be pulled across snow by a cord or used to coast down hills.

Skeletonnoun

An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton.

‘She dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween.’;

Toboggannoun

A similar sled of wood, pulled by dogs, possibly with steel runners, made to transport cargo.

Skeletonnoun

(figuratively) A very thin person.

‘She lost so much weight while she was ill that she became a skeleton.’;

Toboggannoun

Something which, once it starts going (figuratively) downhill, is unstoppable until it reaches the bottom.

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Skeletonnoun

(figuratively) The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.

‘The skeleton of the organisation is essentially the same as it was ten years ago, but many new faces have come and gone.’;

Toboggannoun

A knit cap, designed to provide warmth in cold weather.

Skeletonnoun

(architecture) A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.

Tobogganverb

To slide down a hill on a toboggan or other object.

Skeletonnoun

(computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.

‘In remote method invocation, the client helper is a ‘stub’ and the service helper is a ‘skeleton’.’;

Tobogganverb

To figuratively go downhill unstoppably until one reaches the bottom.

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Skeletonnoun

(geometry) The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.

Toboggannoun

A kind of sledge made of pliable board, turned up at one or both ends, used for coasting down hills or prepared inclined planes; also, a sleigh or sledge, to be drawn by dogs, or by hand, over soft and deep snow.

Skeletonnoun

A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge).

Tobogganverb

To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan.

Skeletonverb

(archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize

Toboggannoun

a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front

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Skeletonverb

(archaic) to minimize

Tobogganverb

move along on a luge or toboggan

Skeletonnoun

The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.

Toboggan

A toboggan is a simple sled traditionally used by children. It is also a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada.

Skeletonnoun

A very thin or lean person.

‘The great skeleton of the world.’;

Skeletonnoun

The heads and outline of a literary production, especially of a sermon.

Skeletonadjective

Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal.

Skeletonnoun

something reduced to its minimal form;

‘the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self’; ‘the bare skeleton of a novel’;

Skeletonnoun

a scandal that is kept secret;

‘there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet’;

Skeletonnoun

the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

Skeletonnoun

the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape;

‘the building has a steel skeleton’;

Skeleton

A skeleton is a structural frame that supports an animal body. There are several different skeletal types: the exoskeleton, which is the stable outer shell of an organism, the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body, the hydroskeleton, a flexible skeleton supported by fluid pressure, and the cytoskeleton present in the cytoplasm of all cells, including bacteria, and archaea.

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