A frame

A frame

[′ā ‚frām]
(building construction)
A dwelling whose main frames are in the shape of the letter A.
(engineering)
Two poles supported in an upright position by braces or guys and used for lifting equipment. Also known as double mast.
(oceanography)
An A-shaped frame used for outboard suspension of oceanographic gear on a research vessel.
References in classic literature ?
They heard a frame crack stickily, saw it heaved high and twirled round between enormous hands--a blotched, bulged, and perished horror of grey wax, corrupt brood, and small drone-cells, all covered with crawling Oddities, strange to the sun.
Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.
It was somewhat spacious, and formed of four forked trunks of trees placed upright, supporting cross-beams and a frame of poles interwoven with osiers, and the whole covered with earth.
The gold was still in the sky, the clearness in the air, and the man who looked at me over the battlements was as definite as a picture in a frame.
With little or nothing going right but still having to concede 21 points a frame, McHugh struggled to hold his game together and ended up losing the opener 76-28.
For me, a tongue and groove floor is better for sound than just panels of veneered wood on a frame.
Tickets cost PS25 for adults and PS15 for under-16s and include a hot buffet and a raffle - with the winner playing a frame against Selby.
Conceding 28 points a frame in the final to local cueist Brandon Hall, Astley soon found himself 1-0 in arrears when Hall clocked up a well-compiled 38 to help secure the first set 78-42.
Conceding 14 points a frame, Livingstone got off to the better start by taking the tactical opener 74-25 with breaks of 20 and 28.
Martin Ball took a frame off Zhang Anda, while Mike Dunn bowed out after losing in four straight frames to Mark Allen.