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1.
Refers to a project in development by a small group of people mainly for innovation.
Also is an official alias for the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs and the name of a heavy metal album by Bruce Dickinson.
Lets start a skunkworks
by PoetryRaven March 19, 2009
 
2.
A special branch at Lockheed Martin that used to and still does develop usually top secret airplanes for the US military. It was founded by Kelly Johnson. Their Insignia is a cartoon skunk.
The SR-71 Blackbird and U2 Dragon Lady spy planes were designed by Lockheeds' Skunk Works
by Salina Chan September 22, 2006
 
3.
Did you taste those burgers, they were real skunkworks
by Desparatestudent February 25, 2009