direct bearing

direct bearing

[də¦rekt ′ber·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A direct vertical support in a structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His conversation always related entirely to himself; he would remain calm and silent when the talk related to any topic that had no direct bearing on himself.
By thus renewing the custom of the old feudal days the Manor House was converted into an island during the night--a fact which had a very direct bearing upon the mystery which was soon to engage the attention of all England.
Private Miles' account, that he dropped his rifle and took to his heels down the Mall because on looking up he had suddenly seen the devil between him and the moon, was not accepted by the Court, and yet it may have a direct bearing upon the point at issue.
"Now," he said, "read that account of a case, which has--as I believe-- a direct bearing on your own position, and on the experiment which I am tempting you to try.
The menace of corruption and poverty were closely interlinked; a surge in one has a direct bearing on the other.
"Trust deficit and hostilities between India and Pakistan have direct bearing on Kashmiris.
Did the 5lb penalty picked up when he won a conditions chase at Tipperary, and which certainly miffed his trainer, make the difference between victory and defeat for Direct Bearing in the big race eight days ago?
Barry Geraghty on Direct Bearing should beat his stable companion Stage Affair in the conditions chase (6.25pm).
Direct Bearing, who ran a fine race to finish fourth today, got 5lb for winning a small race at Tipperary.
TAKE a chance on novice DIRECT BEARING to give Dermot Weld a second Powers Gold Label Irish Grand National success at Fairyhouse today.
He also elaborated the Prime Minister's policy of peaceful neighborhood and efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan which has direct bearing on the security of Pakistan.