Definition of working load in English:

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working load

noun

The maximum load that a machine or other structure is designed to bear during normal operation.
Example sentences
  • The criterion for limiting crack widths in the code was strictly followed, which limited the stresses in the steel reinforcement arising from normal working loads.
  • During the last couple of years, most suppliers have developed longer and larger diameter pipe braces with a safe working load almost 50 percent stronger than earlier braces, which allows them to accommodate the taller panels.
  • Lifting hardware is subjected to wear, overloading, corrosion, rusting, deformation, heat, bending, intentional alteration, and many other factors that may affect its safe working load.

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Syllabification: work·ing load

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