- 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
Examples from the Web for a-frame
Contemporary Examples of a-frame
The one she picked out was a beauty, a big one, an A-frame with picture windows for the New West view.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
Historical Examples of a-frame
They were of the ordinary A-frame type, and were designed to handle 20 tons.
- (of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation
type of framework shaped like the letter A, 1909; in building construction, attested from 1932.