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balloon framing[bə′lün ‚fram·iŋ]
Framing for a building in which each stud is one piece from roof to foundation.
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A system of framing a wooden building wherein all vertical studs in the exterior bearing walls and partitions extend the full height of the frame from sill to roof plate; the floor joists are supported by sills.
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balloon framing, balloon frame
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