Definition of wind load in English:

wind load

(also wind loading)


  • The force on a structure arising from the impact of wind on it.

    • ‘We have been happily following this rule of thumb for many years by reinforcing the perimeter of veneer openings and providing lateral anchorage consistent with the UBC wind load requirements.’
    • ‘The force of the plane was a fraction of the force of the wind loading that the buildings were exposed to daily.’
    • ‘It acts as a grid to support the door, the walkway, and the motors, and it becomes a long-span girt that takes the wind load from the top of the doors and delivers it to the buttresses.’
    • ‘With inadequate anchors, the brick veneer resists the wind load without the help of the metal studs.’
    • ‘The radial increases in wood specific gravity known in many tree species have been interpreted as providing mechanical support in response to the stresses associated with wind loading.’