bearing wall

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Noun1.bearing wall - any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a buildingbearing wall - any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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The building needed a street presence, but misplaced loading docks and switchgear room, an entry five feet above grade, insufficient elevators, excess stairwells and a 12-story bearing wall each stood in the way.
Seattle architect Richard Fisher designed the queen-size bed-really just a box of 3/4-inch plywood-to fit between two support columns from a bearing wall opened up in a remodel.
A 6-by-16 glue-laminated beam supports the wall above the addition-wide opening; it replaces the original bearing wall, which had contained a window and a door.
The limonitic clay-rich hanging-wall veins and white clay-sercite-pyrite bearing wall rocks did not contain significant gold values.
Dunn--like others who spoke at the hearing--wants the code to prohibit future WTC-like structures (which consisted of a hollow tube bearing wall with long truss floors.
To link this new family room to the kitchen, architects Day and Armantrout of Redlands, California, removed the bearing wall between the areas and replaced it with a hidden beam supported by two Doric columns.