Definition of skunkworks noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skunkworks

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈskʌŋkwɜːkz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskʌŋkwɜːrkz//
 
(pl. skunkworks)(North American English, informal)
 
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a small laboratory or department of a large company used for doing new scientific research or developing new products
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skunkworks