live load

noun

Definition of live load

: the load to which a structure is subjected in addition to its own weight

Examples of live load in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a recent release, steel parts known as live load shoes support the drawbridge leaves while in the down position. Rosemarie Stein, OregonLive.com, "Yet another Saturday closure for the Morrison Bridge," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of live load

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Live load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20load. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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