A-frame

[ ey-freym ]
/ ˈeɪˌfreɪm /
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noun

any upright, rigid supporting frame in the form of a triangle or an inverted V, as V.
a building constructed principally of such a frame, with a steep gabled roof resting directly on a foundation.

Origin of A-frame

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for a-frame

A-frame

adjective

(of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation
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Word Origin and History for a-frame

A-frame

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

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