Definition of raw-bone in English:

raw-bone

adjective

North American
  • Raw-boned.

noun

North American
  • A very thin or gaunt person or animal, a mere skeleton. Also in plural: Death personified. Now rare.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. From raw + bone.

Pronunciation

raw-bone

/ˈrɔːbəʊn/