frame house

frame house
a house constructed with a skeleton framework of timber, as the ordinary wooden house.
[1545-55]

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frame house,
a house made of a wooden framework covered with boards.

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n. a house constructed from a wooden skeleton, typically covered with sheathing

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  • frame-house — frameˈ house noun A house consisting of a skeleton of timber, with boards or shingles laid on • • • Main Entry: ↑frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • frame house — a house constructed with a skeleton framework of timber, as the ordinary wooden house. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • frame house — noun chiefly N. Amer. a house constructed from a wooden skeleton covered with timber boards …   English new terms dictionary

  • frame house — /ˈfreɪm haʊs/ (say fraym hows) noun a sawn timber house sheathed outside with weatherboards or shingles …  

  • A-Frame house — and a ceiling that is open to the top rafters. Although the triangle shape of the A frame has been present throughout history, it saw a surge in its popularity around the world in the post World War II era, roughly from the mid 1950s through the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Frame — Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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