from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. slim; not fleshy; very lean; emaciated
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the bones bare or scantily covered with flesh; so lean that the bones show their forms.
A great black pot with open lid swung over it, from which rose a slight steam and a bubbling noise; and this huge, gaunt, bareboned, hungry man, looking into it, saw a large raw swede, just as from the field, with only the greens cut off, simmering for his supper.
Aimed at the casual gamer, but the interface is a little bareboned and lifeless.
Not only was his guitar work, vocals and songs top notch, but he seemed at ease to play through his set of bareboned Rockabilly-Country.
(which is simply an anagram of "cat" and "trap") had a bareboned story.