Definition of Skeletal frame
1. Noun. The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape. "The building has a steel skeleton"
Group relationships: Aircraft, Building, Edifice, Ship
Specialized synonyms: Chassis, Hoop
Generic synonyms: Supporting Structure
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeletal Frame
Literary usage of Skeletal frame
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Science of chiropractic: Its Principles and Adjustments by Daniel David Palmer, Bartlett Joshua Palmer (1906)
"When the skeletal frame is normal, sensations and functions are performed in a natural manner, consequently no disease (not-ease). ..."
2. Chemistry in the Service of Man by Alexander Findlay (1916)
"... and recourse is had to the less pure forms of cellulose which constitute the skeletal frame-work of all vegetable structures; and large quantities of ..."
3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1878)
"It is chiefly by the accumulation of muscle or flesh, properly so called, that the child acquires the bulk and weight of the man, the skeletal frame-work, ..."
4. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"The skeletal frame of the body of the church, which emerges in the interior as pilasters, appears on the exterior as massive buttresses. ..."
5. Addresses and Proceedings by National Education Association of the United States, National Teachers' Association (U.S.)., American Normal School Association, Central College Association (1904)
"The second period— that is, up to the beginning of puberty—brings about a strengthening of the skeletal frame, and the muscles continue to grow more ..."