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Frames and supports for structures

frame

noun

a structure that forms part of an object and gives it its strength and shape

foundation

noun

the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it

support

noun

something that holds the weight of an object, building, or structure so that it does not move or fall

scaffold

noun

a structure consisting of poles and boards on the outside of a building, that people stand on when they are working on the building

framework

noun

a structure that supports something and makes it a particular shape

rafter

noun

a large piece of wood that supports a sloping roof

joist

noun

a long piece of wood or metal put below a floor or ceiling to support it

buttress

noun

a structure made of brick or stone that sticks out from the wall of a building to support it

stanchion

noun

an upright post that supports a structure

gantry

noun

a large tall metal structure used for supporting lights, signals, etc., or for moving heavy equipment on tracks

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