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dead load

dead load

n
(Civil Engineering) the intrinsic invariable weight of a structure, such as a bridge. It may also include any permanent loads attached to the structure. Also called: dead weight Compare live load
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Noun1.dead load - a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
load, loading, burden - weight to be borne or conveyed
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