load-bearing

Able to support a load.

The different forms of partitions that are not load-bearing will be considered under "Fireproofing."

2. noun
The carrying of loads.

The porters, who stand in knots with cords upon their shoulders, bear huge loads; a characteristic of the place is this load-bearing and the size of the burdens.


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  • load-bearing — adj. (Arch.) Supporting a load[10] from parts of a structure above; as, a load bearing wall. [prenominal] Syn: supporting(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • load-bearing — adjective capable of bearing a structural load a supporting wall • Syn: ↑supporting • Similar to: ↑bearing * * * loadˈ bearing adjective Of a wall, etc, supporting a structure, carrying weight • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • load bearing — adjective (construction and civil engineering) Able to support a load. Too many otherwise suitable sites may be found to have sink holes, cavities, or poor load bearing qualities …   Wiktionary

  • load-bearing — adj. Load bearing is used with these nouns: ↑wall …   Collocations dictionary

  • Load-bearing wall — A load bearing wall (or bearing wall) is a wall that bears a load resting upon it by conducting its weight to a foundation structure. The materials most often used to construct load bearing walls in large buildings are concrete, block, or brick.… …   Wikipedia

  • load-bearing tile — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : tile capable of carrying superimposed loads for use in masonry construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Improved Load Bearing Equipment — The Improved Load Bearing Equipment or ILBE is a United States Marine Corps program that includes individual load carriage equipment, individual hydration systems (camelback) and individual water purification. Since the rucksack was the first… …   Wikipedia

  • non-load-bearing — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • non-load-bearing tile — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ noun : tile (as partition tile or furring tile) not capable of carrying superimposed loads for use in masonry construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-load-bearing — adj …   Useful english dictionary

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