dead load

noun

Definition of dead load

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

First Known Use of dead load

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Dead load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20load. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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