nonbearing

adjective
non·​bear·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈber-iŋ How to pronounce nonbearing (audio) \

Definition of nonbearing

: not bearing something: such as
a : supporting no vertical weight other than its own weight nonbearing walls
b : not producing fruit immature, nonbearing grape vines also : having plants that are not producing fruit nonbearing orange acreage

First Known Use of nonbearing

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonbearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbearing. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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