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Oxford frame

noun

  1. a frame for a picture, mirror, etc., consisting of four straight pieces whose ends project beyond the corners.


Oxford frame

noun

  1. a type of picture frame in which the sides of the frame cross each other and project outwards


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Oxford frame1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

The frame, now in the British Museum, is very like what is called an "Oxford frame."

It hung above the bed she shared with May, beside a memorial card of the donor set in a shining black Oxford frame.

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