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frame house

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noun
  1. a house constructed with a skeleton framework of timber, as the ordinary wooden house.
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Origin of frame house

First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for frame house

Historical Examples

  • It is at the frame-house stage, and will soon blossom into the red-brick stage.

    In the Midst of Alarms

    Robert Barr

  • Richardson, who carried out the governor's orders, was the first settler and Leese built the first frame-house of San Francisco.

    Stories of California

    Ella M. Sexton

  • Nettie started: she thought he would fancy it had it been done, if done at all, when he gave her the push at the frame-house.

    Little Nettie

    Susan Bogert Warner

  • Another night when we was up at the head of the island, just before daylight, here comes a frame-house down, on the west side.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Nettie started; she thought he would fancy it had been done, if done at all, when he gave her the push at the frame-house.

    The Carpenter's Daughter

    Anna Bartlett Warner


British Dictionary definitions for frame house

frame house

noun
  1. a house that has a timber framework and cladding
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