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Biological ContextPlay
Used in biology or medicine to talk about bones and body structures. SlideShe is studying the skeletal system of birds for her thesis.
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Physical SupportPlay
'Skeletal' indicates support like bones within a body. SlideThe building's design includes a skeletal steel frame.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
Can refer metaphorically to supportive structures in various contexts. SlideThe book provides a skeletal overview of European history.