live load

[ lahyv ]
/ laɪv /

noun Engineering.

See under load (def. 11).

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Origin of live load

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for live load

live load
/ (laɪv) /

noun

a variable weight on a structure, such as moving traffic on a bridgeAlso called: superload Compare dead load
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