loader [loh-der] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a person or thing that .
- a self-propelled machine with a shovel or bucket at the end of articulated arms, used to raise earth or other material and it into a dump truck.
Origin of loader Middle English loder; see, Examples from the Web for loader Historical Examples of loader
I was stationed at the braces, and quartered at the long thirty-two as second loader.
James Fenimore Cooper
With the Wenman, who drove the wain, we may mention the Leader or Loader.
Then suddenly the loader relaxed his grip and lay limp and still.
“Lend me a loader for half an hour, Sir William,” he begged.
E. Phillips Oppenheim
One of the men of the crew was the loader, and he was likewise able to fire the piece.
British Dictionary definitions for loader loader noun
- a person who loads a gun or other firearm
- (in combination) designating a firearm or machine loaded in a particular waybreech-loader; top-loader
- computing a system program that takes a program in a form close to machine code and places it into a memory for execution
Word Origin and History for loader n.
late 15c., “person who loads,” agent noun from(v.). Of machinery, by 1862.