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- n. The supporting structure of a piece of furniture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A principal frame which supports a secondary one for a detachable unit. Thus, in a motor-vehicle the engine has its own frame and is self-contained, the latter being attached to the frame of the vehicle proper, which last is then the underframe.
- n. Specifically, in car-building, the massive pressed steel or wooden framework which forms the base of a car and is designed to resist the strains to which the car is subjected in starting and stopping, and to support the car-body, which is rigidly attached to it and adds to its strength.
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- n. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
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