frame house

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

Origin of frame house

First recorded in 1545–55

Words Nearby frame house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use frame house in a sentence

  • 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)
  • It was a two-story frame house, kept in a fairly tidy condition.

  • He kept a tavern for many years in a white frame house opposite the court house, and near the “Fulton.”

    The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight

British Dictionary definitions for frame house

frame house

  1. a house that has a timber framework and cladding

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