: 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 WebAccording to a recent release, steel parts known as live load shoes support the drawbridge leaves while in the down position.
Rosemarie Stein, OregonLive.com, 3 Nov. 2017
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