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any upright, rigid supporting frame in the form of a triangle or an inverted V , as V .
a building constructed principally of such a frame, with a steep gabled roof resting directly on a foundation.
Contemporary Examples

The one she picked out was a beauty, a big one, an A-frame with picture windows for the New West view.
The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer January 11, 2014

Historical Examples

They were of the ordinary A-frame type, and were designed to handle 20 tons.
Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 George C. Clarke

(of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation

type of framework shaped like the letter A, 1909; in building construction, attested from 1932.


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