bearing

Definitions (4)

1. That section of a structural member, such as a column, beam, or truss, that rests on the supports.

2. A device used to support or steady a shaft, axle, or trunnion.

3. In surveying, the horizontal angle between a reference direction, such as true north, and a given line.

4. Descriptive of any wall that provides support to the floor and/or roof of a building.

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