rigid frame

(in iron, steel, and reinforced-concrete construction) a bent having absolutely rigid connections at the knees.

rigid-frame, adjective
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The structure acted as a rigid frame, with its upright end posts extended below
  the truss to form the supports.
The cut-and-cover tunnel is usually designed as a rigid frame box structure.
For those needing transportation for a rigid frame wheelchair, or a motorized
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It is permissible to use cable ties to tie wires to existing wire runs on rigid
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