live load

noun

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

Examples of live load in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of live load was in 1858

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“Live load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20load. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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