frame Idioms & Phrases


Balloon frame

  • (Carp.), a house frame constructed altogether of small timber.
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Balloon frame, Cant frames

  • etc. See under Balloon, Cant, etc.
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Bobbin and fly frame

  • a roving machine.
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Cant frames, Cant timbers

  • (Naut.), timber at the two ends of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.
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Cinder frame

  • a framework of wire in front of the tubes of a locomotive, to arrest the escape of cinders.
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climbing frame

  • noun a framework of bars or logs for children to climb on
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cold frame

  • noun protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
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Composing frame

  • (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use.
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Double-framed floor

  • (Arch.), a double floor having girders into which the binding joists are framed.
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embroidery frame

  • noun a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
    tambour; embroidery hoop.
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Frame building ∨ house

  • a building of which the form and support is made of framed timbers. U.S.
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frame buffer

  • noun (computer science) a buffer that stores the contents of an image pixel by pixel
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frame in

  • verb enclose in or as if in a frame
    frame; border.
    • frame a picture
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Frame level

  • a mason's level.
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frame of mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    state of mind.
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frame of reference

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; frame of reference; coordinate system.
  • noun a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
    frame.
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Frame saw

  • a thin saw stretched in a frame to give it rigidity.
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frame up

  • verb construct by fitting or uniting parts together
    frame.
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frame-up

  • noun an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
    setup.
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Gallows frame

  • . (a) The frame supporting the beam of an engine. (b) (Naut.) Gallows bitts.
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Gill frame, ∨ Gill head

  • (Flax Manuf.), a spreader; a machine for subjecting flax to the action of gills. Knight.
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Grinding frame

  • an English name for a cotton spinning machine.
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Heck box ∨ frame

  • that which carries the heck in warping.
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Hogging frame

  • . See Hogframe.
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inertial frame

  • noun a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
    inertial frame.
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inertial reference frame

  • noun a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
    inertial frame.
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Jack frame

  • . (Cotton Spinning) See 4 (g), above.
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open frame

  • noun any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
    break.
    • the break in the eighth frame cost him the match
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Out of frame

  • not in correct order or condition; irregular; disarranged. Latimer.
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picture frame

  • noun a framework in which a picture is mounted
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Pit frame

  • the framework over the shaft of a coal mine.
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Printing frame

  • (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to light.
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reference frame

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; frame of reference; coordinate system.
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Roving frame, Roving machine

  • a machine for drawing and twisting roves and twisting roves and winding them on bobbin for the spinning machine.
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Saw frame

  • the frame or sash in a sawmill, in which the saw, or gang of saws, is held.
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skeletal frame

  • noun the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    frame; underframe; skeleton.
    • the building has a steel skeleton
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spinning frame

  • noun spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn
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Stern frame

  • (Naut.), the framework of timber forms the stern of a ship.
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Stocking frame

  • a machine for knitting stockings or other hosiery goods.
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Teasel frame

  • a frame or set of iron bars in which teasel heads are fixed for raising the nap on woolen cloth.
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timber-framed

  • adjective satellite framed by exposed timbers
    • a magnificently timbered old barn
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time frame

  • noun a time period during which something occurs or is expected to occur
    • an agreement can be reached in a reasonably short time frame
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Tin frame

  • (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin ore.
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Wall frame

  • (Mach.), a frame set in a wall to receive a pillow block or bearing for a shaft passing through the wall; called also wall box.
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Warp frame, ∨ Warp-net frame

  • a machine for making warp lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for each needle.
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water frame

Wa"ter frame`

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  1. A name given to the first power spinning machine, because driven by water power.
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Window frame

  • noun the framework that supports a window
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  • the frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes or casement.
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zimmer frame

  • noun a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
    walker; Zimmer.
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