Meaning of braced frame

braced' frame'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Carpentry. Carpentry.
  1. a building frame employing a heavy, braced framework of solid girts mortised into solid posts the full height of the frame, with studs one story high filling the interstices. Also called
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