load-bearing load-bearing adj. (Arch.) Supporting a load[10] from parts of a structure above; as, a load-bearing wall. [prenominal]

Syn: supporting(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • non-load-bearing — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • non-load-bearing tile — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ noun : tile (as partition tile or furring tile) not capable of carrying superimposed loads for use in masonry construction …   Useful english dictionary

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