- The weight of a structure it self, including the fat of fixtures or equipment forever attached with it.
- a continuing load on a structure (example. a bridge) as a result of the weight of the supported framework itself
- a continuing, motionless load, while the body weight of a structure, in distinction from a moving load, as a train of automobiles, or a variable force, as of wind.
Definition for "dead load"
Hypernym for "dead load"