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Definition of "framer" [fram•er]

  • One that frames: a picture framer; a framer of new laws. (noun)
  • One of the people who wrote the U.S. Constitution. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "framer" in a sentence
  • "To be blithely ignorant of the difference between a founder and framer is sad, but to try and use your ignorance as some sort of argument winner is doubly pathetic."
  • "And because Wilson was identified as a framer, you know, as not hiding behind a pseudonym, is speaking in public and because his speech is regarded as a kind of authoritative early statement -- and"
  • "The Republican nominee in 1896 was William McKinley, of Ohio, best known as the framer of the McKinley tariff bill."