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headframe

[ hed-freym ]
/ ˈhɛdˌfreɪm /
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noun
a structure supporting the hoisting sheaves at the top of a mine shaft.
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Also called gallows frame.

Origin of headframe

First recorded in 1875–80; head + frame
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