dead load

dead load
noun Date: circa 1888 a constant load in a structure (as a bridge, building, or machine) that is due to the weight of the members, the supported structure, and permanent attachments or accessories

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  • dead load — Engin. See under load (def. 11). [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • dead load — constant load on a structure (a bridge for example) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dead load — /ˈdɛd loʊd/ (say ded lohd) noun a load that is permanent and immovable, as the weight of a bridge …  

  • dead load — noun The weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it …   Wiktionary

  • dead load — noun the weight of a structure or vehicle, excluding that of passengers or goods …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dead and live loads — are terms used in mechanical and structural engineering, especially where analysis of real world objects is required. A load refers to any type of force exerted on an object, which may be in the form of a weight (gravitational force), a pressure …   Wikipedia

  • Dead — (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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