cradle frame

cradle frame
A motorcycle frame with two tubes passing under the engine.
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  • double-cradle frame — A bike frame with two steel tubes circling the engine from the front and cradling it …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • open cradle frame — A motorcycle frame without tubes running under the engine. The engine unit bolts into place between the front downtube and the swingarm pivot area as a semi stressed or stressed member …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cradle — [krād′ l] n. [ME cradel < OE cradol < * kradula, little basket; akin to OHG kratto, basket < IE base * ger , to twist, turn > CRANK1, CRAMP1, CREEK] 1. a baby s small bed, usually on rockers 2. the earliest period of one s life;… …   English World dictionary

  • Cradle — Cra dle (kr[=a]d l), n. [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.] 1. A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cradle hole — Cradle Cra dle (kr[=a]d l), n. [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.] 1. A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cradle scythe — Cradle Cra dle (kr[=a]d l), n. [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.] 1. A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cradle (circus act) — Aerial cradle performance by the compagnie Kaoukafela during an open air festival in France. The cradle (also known as aerial cradle or casting cradle) is a type of aerial circus act in which a performer hangs by his or her knees from a large… …   Wikipedia

  • cradle — cradler, n. /krayd l/, n., v., cradled, cradling. n. 1. a small bed for an infant, usually on rockers. 2. any of various supports for objects set horizontally, as the support for the handset of a telephone. 3. the place where anything is nurtured …   Universalium

  • cradle — cra•dle [[t]ˈkreɪd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) fur a small bed for an infant, usu. on rockers 2) mac tgp any of various supports for objects set horizontally, as the support for receiver of a telephone 3) the place where something is nurtured in… …   From formal English to slang

  • cradle — /ˈkreɪdl/ (say kraydl) noun 1. a little bed or cot for an infant, usually built on rockers. 2. the place where anything is nurtured during its early existence. 3. any of various contrivances similar to a child s cradle, as the framework on which… …  

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