bearing wall


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to bearing wall: Load bearing wall

bearing wall

[′ber·iŋ ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A wall capable of supporting an imposed load. Also known as structural wall.

bearing wall

Supports any vertical load in addition to its own weight. See also: Wall

bearing wall

A wall capable of supporting an imposed load. Also called a structural wall or loadbearing wall.
References in periodicals archive ?
In newer tract homes, builders often use ready-made roof trusses that span the house from side to side with no central bearing wall.
The seven-story masonry bearing wall and concrete plank building will boast 56,000 square feet.
Its simple volume is defined by stone bearing walls built up in layers of rough hewn yellow-grey granite from Santiago de Compostela that seem neither monolithic nor massive because of the thinness, striation and texture of the blocks.
Retrofitting the infrastructure needs of today's business and modifying work space in a building constructed in 1912 with fixed interior bearing walls and an exterior of granite, cast-stone and marble, has been a real challenge for us over the years," said Eric Clapp, Facilities Coordinator.
Modular system with bearing walls, telescopic rails, ABS baskets with dividers modules, incl.