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frame house

a house constructed with a skeleton framework of timber, as the ordinary wooden house.
Origin of frame house
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They are fragments of dreams in a garage near a small white frame house with a neighboring red barn in the sweep of the plains.
  • The house is a small, one-story frame house of a style called pier and beam, which means that it sits on blocks.
  • Earlier this year, an even more studied children's store opened next door, in an almost completely reconstructed old frame house.
  • But those in the know say the fried chicken made in this small frame house is a treasure worth saving.
  • The immediate family was staying with relatives at an undisclosed location when the fire broke out in the frame house.
  • If you have a wood-frame house, use adequate fasteners to attach the panels over the openings when a hurricane approaches.
  • If you'd prefer to build a stick-frame house, you should consider using advanced wall framing techniques.
  • It is a two-story frame house that has been moved from its original location.
  • One wood frame house was lifted off of a tied down cinder block foundation and destroyed.
  • He soon began to expand the original one and one-half-story frame house on the property to accommodate his large family.
British Dictionary definitions for frame house

frame house

a house that has a timber framework and cladding
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