skeleton construction

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a modern construction layout of the unitary type, using a skeleton-like assembly as the main structural member, thus relieving stress from the body sheet metal.

Construction

  • A type of construction in which loads are carried on frames made of beams and columns. Walls of upper floors are supported on the frames.
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