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Meaning of "A-frame" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A-FRAME

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A-FRAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
A-Frame is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES A-FRAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A-frame

An A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight economical manner. The simplest form of an A-frame is two similarly sized beams, arranged in a 45-degree or less angle, attached at the top. These materials are often wooden or steel beams attached at the top by rope, welding, gluing, or riveting. Because they have only two "legs", A-frames are usually set up in rows so that they can have good stability. A saw horse is a good example of this structure. More complex structures will have a crossmember connecting the two materials in the middle to prevent the legs from bowing outwards under load, giving the structure the appearance of the capital letter A.

Definition of A-frame in the English dictionary

The definition of A-frame in the dictionary is constructed with an A-shaped elevation.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A-FRAME

A to J
A to Z
a treader of the boards
a turn-up
a visual impairment
a voice in the wilderness
a whale of a
A-bomb
A-level
A-line
A-line dress
A-list
A-OK
A-okay
A-one
A-sample
A-side
a-v
A.

WORDS THAT END LIKE A-FRAME

airframe
arame
climbing frame
clip frame
cold frame
doorframe
frame
freeze-frame
half frame
half-frame
in the frame
inertial reference frame
mainframe
picture frame
reframe
sampling frame
still frame
sub-frame
time frame
window frame
wireframe

Synonyms and antonyms of A-frame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «A-frame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A-FRAME

Find out the translation of A-frame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of A-frame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «A-frame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

A型架
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

A- frame
570 millions of speakers

English

A-frame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक फ्रेम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

A- إطار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

А-образная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

A-frame
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি ফ্রেম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

A- cadre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bingkai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

A-Rahmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フレーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

A- 프레임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

A-frame
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Một khung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பிரேமில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

A-फ्रेम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

A-çerçevesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

A-frame
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

-Frame
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

А -подібна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

A- cadru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

A - καρέ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

A- raam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

A - frame
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

A-ramme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of A-frame

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A-FRAME»

The term «A-frame» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.382 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A-FRAME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about A-frame

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A-FRAME»

Discover the use of A-frame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to A-frame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A-frame
In a fascinating look at this architectural phenomenon, Chad Randl tells the story of the "triangle" house from prehistoric Japan to its lifestyle-changing heyday in the 1960s. Includes an appendix with a complete set of blueprints.
Chad Randl, 2004
2
The World in a Frame: What We See in Films, 25th Anniversary ...
Now a classic, The World in a Frame covers the history of popular American films from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Leo Braudy, 2002
3
The Dodecahedron, Or, A Frame for Frames
Each of the book's twelve chapters has its own style and apparent fictional autonomy, but every narrative finds itself corroborated or undermined by the next.
Paul Glennon, 2005
4
Final Appeal: Anatomy of a Frame
On May 7, 1984, Colin Thatcher was convicted of killing his ex-wife JoAnn Wilson the previous year, and was sentenced to life in prison.
Colin Thatcher, 2009
5
A Frame of the Book: Poems
In this brilliant new collection, Erin Moure tests the boundaries of tenderness, grace, speech, sexual feeling, and a book's ability to frame or hold the person.
Erin Mouré, 1999
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The World in a Frame
Barnet's respect and love for Dickinson's poetry sing from the drawings reproduced in this book. The World in a Frame presents forty-six poems by Emily Dickinson and twenty-four drawings by Will Barnet.
‎2006
7
Noun-modifying Constructions in Japanese: A Frame-semantic ...
As the first comprehensive and systematic study in English of Japanese NMCs with diverse lexical heads, this work is further notable for its detailed discussion of the dependence of NMCs on both linguistic and extra-linguistic context.
Yoshiko Matsumoto, 1997
8
A Frame-Up - A Story of a Famous Dive in Boxing
This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
W. Lardner, 2011
9
Restorer's Model A Shop Manual
Because the alignment of all of these parts is critical to the safe and smooth operation of the car, the alignment of the frame members is the most important consideration for selection of a frame to use for a restoration project. Many times these ...
Jim Schild James J. Schild
10
Strength of Materials: A Unified Theory
A frame is made of straight or linear members. An indeterminate frame is obtained by adding extra restraints at the supports of a determinate frame, or by increasing the number of frame members. A frame member carries three internal forces: ...
Surya N. Patnaik, Dale A. Hopkins, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A-FRAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term A-frame is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sign walkers have a place, but not in state politics
The ordinance also limited feather banners that were used by many businesses to advertise and limited the used of A-Frame signs. «The News-Press, Jul 15»
2
John Grisham: College, lawmaking & 'A Time to Kill'*
He quit his law practice and the Legislature and literally bought a farm, this one with an A-frame house in Oxford, where he hoped to write and ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
3
Horse rescued from sinkhole on western Pennsylvania farm
... fire department said rescuers lifted the 1,000-pound horse from the hole at about 9:30 a.m. Friday with the help of an A-frame hoist borrowed from the county. «WFMJ, Jul 15»
4
Hoshi the water dog takes first trip to the beach
All you had to do was spot their A-frame sign that had three dog sketches and a pair of paw prints next to the word, “Friendly.” To my relief ... «Greensboro News & Record, Jul 15»
5
The week's odd news: Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring woman
... said rescuers lifted the 1,000-pound horse from the hole at about 9:30 a.m. July 3 with the help of an A-frame hoist borrowed from the county. «Shreveport Times, Jul 15»
6
This A-Frame House Is All About the Windows
Inside this A-frame home, you won't find a TV, or even a microwave. Just a record player, a ton of books, a tiny refrigerator and a loft. There is ... «House Beautiful, Jul 15»
7
Ferris wheel goes up to help get Regatta rolling
One truck hauls the A-frame that is the base of the wheel. It has hydraulic feet that level the ride. The truck hauls the spokes that are the center ... «Tribune-Review, Jun 15»
8
Meeting on Digital and A-Frame Signs Monday
This is the Ad Hoc Group's third and final scheduled meeting examining portable A-frame sign regulations and digital signage regulations ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
9
RIDING INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
Photo: Dan Merkel/A-Frame. “'Scuse me, is this slip taken?” Staging the 42-footer in Newport Harbor. Photo: Dan Merkel/A-Frame. The board ... «Surfline.com Surf News, Jun 15»
10
Texas flooding victims pleaded for help in 911 calls
Support beams are what is left of an A-frame house on the Blanco River in Wimberley where Corpus Christi resident Jonathan McComb, 36, ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. A-Frame [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-frame>. May 2019 ».
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