defect in ways, works, or machinery

Imperfections which render the ways, works or machinery less fit for the use for which they were intended, subsisting in some inherent condition of a permanent nature; some weakness of construction with reference to the proposed uses; some inadaptation to its purposes; some break or misplacement of the parts, or absence of some part; some innate abnormal quality of the thing which renders its use dangerous; some obstacle in the way of use or obstruction to use which is part of the thing itself, or of the condition of the thing itself. Hubbard v Central of Georgia Railway Co. 131 Ga 658, 63 SE 19.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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