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gallows frame

noun Mining.
  1. headframe.
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Origin of gallows frame

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • The main centre of the beam is supported by a “gallows-frame” of timbers so arranged as to receive all stresses longitudinally.

    A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

    Robert H. Thurston