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- adjective (Arch.) supporting no vertical weight other than its own; -- of a structural member.
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- adjective Not
bearing(fruit, a load, etc.).
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- adjective (of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own
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"This new magazine will reflect the growing concerns and needs of women in the child-nonbearing age group," says Melody Barron, a spokesperson.
The two women chatting in the shade of a huge nonbearing pear tree watched his progress down the sidewalk with trepidation.
But we are developing our livestock; slaughtering is restricted to bulls and nonbearing cows.
As a general rule, if the wall you wish to remove is parallel to the ceiling joists, the wall is nonbearing.