bearing wall


noun

any of the walls supporting a floor or the roof of a building.

Nearby words

  1. bearing pile,
  2. bearing plate,
  3. bearing rail,
  4. bearing rein,
  5. bearing sword,
  6. bearing-down pain,
  7. bearings,
  8. bearish,
  9. bearishly,
  10. bearnaise

Origin of bearing wall

First recorded in 1870–75

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