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caseload the number of cases assigned, as to a social worker or parole officer, or handled, as by a court or welfare agency, at one time or during a specified period.
dead load the fixed or permanent weight of a structure that exerts a uniform, constant pressure on the supports. (Cf. live load.)
front-load to assign the bulk of the expense or benefit of a financial process to its early stages. [2 definitions]
live load any variable weight added to the intrinsic weight of a structure, such as people in a building or moving traffic on a bridge. (Cf. dead load.)
load factor the amount or weight of the maximum load a vehicle, airplane, or vessel can carry. [2 definitions]
off-load to unload (a ship or airplane, or passengers or goods therefrom).