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A-frame

[ey-freym] /ˈeɪˌfreɪm/
noun
1.
any upright, rigid supporting frame in the form of a triangle or an inverted V , as V .
2.
a building constructed principally of such a frame, with a steep gabled roof resting directly on a foundation.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for A-frame

A-frame

adjective
1.
(of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation
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Word Origin and History for A-frame

type of framework shaped like the letter A, 1909; in building construction, attested from 1932.

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