A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey freym]
    • /eɪ freɪm/
    • /ə freɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey freym]
    • /eɪ freɪm/

Definitions of a-frame word

  • adjective a-frame (of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation 3
  • adjective a-frame designating or of a structural framework, as of a house, with steeply angled sides meeting at the top like the sides of the letter A 3
  • noun a-frame a structure with such a framework 3
  • noun a-frame any upright, rigid supporting frame in the form of a triangle or an inverted V , as V . 1
  • noun a-frame a building constructed principally of such a frame, with a steep gabled roof resting directly on a foundation. 1
  • noun a-frame An architectural structure, in the shape of an "A", having two straight sides meeting at the top. 0

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Origin of a-frame

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for A-frame


a-frame popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Top questions with a-frame

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