: a support structure shaped like the letter A
: a building typically having triangular front and rear walls and a roof reaching to or nearly to the ground

Examples of A-frame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The A-frame wood stand with glass bulb vases is perfect for propagating plant cuttings, offering both functionality and aesthetic appeal to your home. Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 Imagine charming A-frame lodges and timber cabins, roofs caked with snow, clustered together at the foot of the mountains. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Nov. 2023 The A-frame legs are positioned toward the table’s rectangular corners, opening up end space for additional seating. Shannon Quimby, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Crews rigged ropes to an A-frame tripod and lowered rescuers into the shaft to retrieve the dog. Stephanie Gallman Jordan, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 This summer, a new A-frame cabin in Wisconsin made its debut on Airbnb — and it's painted to resemble Swiss cheese in honor of the state's cheese-making heritage. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2023 Enjoy the Georgia sunset from the porch of this three-bedroom cabin with a hot tub and pool table, bring the whole family to a riverfront abode on the Toccoa River, or plan the ultimate relaxation weekend at an A-frame home with picturesque mountain views. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 21 Sep. 2023 Made of solid wood, the 24-inch stools have square legs, a wide curved seat, and an A-frame design. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 From the curved double driveway, a sidewalk of paving stones leads to the front porch of this home — once a nondescript A-frame — that mixes geometric shapes into a coherent whole. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of A-frame was in 1827

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“A-frame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-frame. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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