live load

  

Definition

Weight of everything superimposed on, or temporarily attached to, a structure (people, machinery and equipment, furniture, appliances, etc.) but not that of the material utilized in its construction or of anything permanently attached to it.

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  • You need to make sure that everything in your factory can handle the live load that you put it through.

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  • It was a live load and we had to get going, or we would not be able to get out in time for lunch and today was pizza day.

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  • You must make sure that any machinery you have can fully take on any live load that you ask it to.

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