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noun Engineering.

See under load (def. 11).

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Origin of dead load

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for dead load

dead load

noun

the intrinsic invariable weight of a structure, such as a bridge. It may also include any permanent loads attached to the structureAlso called: dead weight Compare live load
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