A-frame

A-frame

[ey-freym]
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:
1960–65

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A-frame
 
adj
(of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation

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