from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An underlying framework or skeleton.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture, the framework or skeleton of a building or part of a building, as the ribs of a groined vault, the timber or metal frame of a roof, or the iron frame supporting a stained-glass window.
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- noun A
skeletal framework; an underlying structure.
- noun architecture Any supporting framework under a vault, roof etc.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Latin os, oss-, bone; see os.]
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From French ossature, from Latin os ("bone") + -ature.
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