Idioms about skeleton
- a family scandal that is concealed to avoid public disgrace.
- any embarrassing, shameful, or damaging secret.
Origin of skeleton
OTHER WORDS FROM skeletonskel·e·ton·less, adjectiveskel·e·ton·like, adjective
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MORE ABOUT SKELETON THE SPORT
What is the sport of skeleton?
Skeleton is a sport in which an individual racer rides a small, railed sled headfirst down an ice-covered chute with the goal of reaching the finish line as quickly as possible. The sled itself is also called a skeleton.
The sport is sometimes also called skeleton sledding. The sled is sometimes called a skeleton bobsled or skeleton bobsleigh. Racers steer by making slight shifts in their body position. To slow down, racers can drag a foot on the ice.
Skeleton is known as one of the sliding sports, along with luge and bobsleigh (also called bobsled), which take place on a similar course. In skeleton, racers ride on their stomachs, in contrast with luge, in which racers lie on their backs.
Skeleton is an event in the Winter Olympics.
Due to the vulnerable position of the athletes and the extremely high speeds they can reach—over 80 mph (129 km/h)—skeleton is considered one of the most dangerous winter sports.
Example: Skeleton seems very similar to luge, but the strategies used in each sport are actually quite different.
Where does skeleton come from?
The sport of skeleton and its name can be traced to the late 1800s. The sled may get its name from the skeletal appearance of early versions.
The sport was developed in the 1880s in Switzerland, where it was popularized at the Cresta Run, a famous toboggan and luge slope. In the late 1880s, competitions there began featuring skeleton as an independent event (separate from the similar luge).
Skeleton was featured at the Winter Olympics first in 1928 and then again in 1948—both years when the Winter Games were hosted in Switzerland. The event was added to the Winter Olympics again in 2002 and has been featured at every one since.
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What are some synonyms for skeleton (the sport)?
- skeleton sledding
What are some synonyms for skeleton (the sled)?
- skeleton sled
- skeleton bobsled
- skeleton bobsleigh
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How is skeleton used in real life?
Skeleton is known as one of the most dangerous winter sports. It is especially popular in its birthplace, Switzerland, and nearby countries. It often enters greater mainstream awareness around the time of the Winter Olympics
4 years ago today, @jrmonty12 won gold in Skeleton. Still my fave moment. Jon swigged, and Canada was smitten. #thx pic.twitter.com/fnrFY9VWRK
— Jennifer Hedger (@jenniferhedger) February 20, 2014
After Vancouver 2010 there was a spark that ignited a nation. Through the legacy of that games I joined the sport of skeleton. Coming from Sherwood Park, Alberta and being able to have the legacy of 1988 in my own province I was able to train and compete for my dream.
— Kevin Boyer (@KBoyer93) October 26, 2018
💪The sport of #skeleton has its roots in one of the most popular winter pastimes: sleighing.🛷 Men's Singles and Women's Singles events will be held at #Beijing2022, and the competition for a podium finish will be fierce!✨🎉 pic.twitter.com/t73LapxYuO
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) January 29, 2022
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How to use skeleton in a sentence
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That meant the talent that DJ Brinsely hired that night performed for a skeleton audience.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay|M.L. Nestel|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The identity of the skeleton remains the big question, and answers may not be forthcoming anytime soon.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb—or His Wife’s?|James Romm|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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Day of the Dead parades follow a cross-cultural flow, embellishing Halloween stylizations of the dancing skeleton.
Posada used the skeleton as a way of talking about politics, commenting on life.
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A well preserved natural skeleton of this animal was brought home and deposited in the British Museum.
The veriest tyro in natural history would see that at the first glance of the massive skeleton.
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