Skunk-works meaning

A team or division engaged in special research and development, typically in isolation.
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The facilities of such a team or division.
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A loosely organized research and development team or facility.
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Origin of skunk-works

  • Since c. 1943 Skunk Works was the nickname of Lockheed Advanced Development Projects, eventually gaining official recognition. The name is derived from a mysterious, foul-smelling "skonk oil"-brewing facility called the Skonk Works in the comic strip L'il Abner by Al Capp.

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