Definitions for a-frameˈeɪˌfreɪm

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  1. A-frame(Noun)

    an architectural structure, in the shape of an "A", having two straight sides meeting at the top.

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  1. A-frame

    An A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight economical manner. The simplest form of an A-frame is two similarly sized beams, arranged in a 45-degree or less angle, attached at the top. These materials are often wooden or steel beams attached at the top by rope, welding, gluing, or riveting. Because they have only two "legs", A-frames are usually set up in rows so that they can have good stability. A saw horse is a good example of this structure. More complex structures will have a crossmember connecting the two materials in the middle to prevent the legs from bowing outwards under load, giving the structure the appearance of the capital letter A.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

  2. Michimasa Fujino:

    I think there will be many uses for a fuel-efficient aircraft around that time frame.

  3. Robert Southey:

    How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.

  4. Gordon R. Dickson:

    Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

  5. Clark Spencer Larsen:

    It is a microcosm of what is happening in Italy and all of Europe during this time frame.

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