nonbearing

[non-bair-ing]
adjective
(of a wall or partition) supporting no load other than its own weight.
Also, non-bearing.


Origin:
non- + bear1 + -ing2

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nonbearing

adjective
(of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own; "they took out a nonbearing wall" [ant: bearing
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Example sentences
Exterior walls generally will be nonbearing walls and not structurally supporting.
The interior and exterior are predominately nonbearing masonry walls.
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