from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A moving, variable weight added to the dead load or intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Temporary load that the roof structure must be designed to support, as required by governing building codes. Live loads are generally moving and/or dynamic or environmental, (e.g., people, installation equipment, snow, ice or rain, etc.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a suddenly applied load; a varying load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
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