- Wikipedia: Skunk Works is an official pseudonym for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs (ADP)
- Oxford: informal, Trademark usually treated as singular An experimental laboratory or department of a company or institution, typically smaller than and independent of its main research division.
- Cambridge: informal a small department that is allowed to operate outside the normal procedures and systems of a company so that it has the freedom to develop new ideas, products, etc.
- Collins: in American English, Slang 1. a group of engineers, scientists, etc. engaged in research and development, usually secretly or in isolation 2. the division within a company or the facilities of such a group[/url]