from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical American construction for the frame or skeleton of the locomotive, in which the elements of the frame are of rectangular section, nearly as wide as they are deep, instead of being made up of thin and deep plates, as in English and European designs.
  • noun The frame supporting the ends of the grate-bars in furnaces.


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  • Catch me leaving a good bar-frame Hive, with fixed foundations, for a rotten, old oak out in the open where it may rain any minute!

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  • The compound bar-frame, gold and traceried colour side by side, is however already taking the place of the mere sweeping tail or branch.

    Illuminated Manuscripts


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