shear wall

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shear wall

A wall that resists shear forces in its own plane due to wind or earthquake forces. See also: screen wall
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shear wall

1. A wall which in its own plane carries shear, 1 resulting from forces such as wind, blast, or earthquake.
2. A wall that abuts another wall at a right angle to it and supports it.
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