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dead load

dead load

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(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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Well, we've tried Jackson's Island a little, and we can try it again some time; and there's the old ha'nted house up the Still-House branch, and there's lots of dead- limb trees -- dead loads of 'em."
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