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rigid frame

noun
1.
(in iron, steel, and reinforced-concrete construction) a bent having absolutely rigid connections at the knees.
Related forms
rigid-frame, adjective
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  • With the Symbolists 'free verse' was an attempt to capture finer modulations of music than the rigid frame of metre allowed.

  • She strove to warm his cold hands, to breathe new life into his rigid frame.

    Molly and Kitty Olga Eschenbach
  • A very easy way to construct a rigid frame is shown in the illustration.

  • If the monster ship, of rigid frame, were indeed the ideal form of dirigible it would be imitated on every hand.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • In determining upon a rigid frame the Count was not a pioneer even in his own country.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • The Baldwin engine is cheap, but apparently of indifferent finish, and is built on a rigid frame.

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