front-load

front load


Origin:
1975–80

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front-load

[adj. fruhnt-lohd; v. fruhnt-lohd]
adjective
1.
Also, front-loaded. front-loading ( def 1 ).
verb (used with object)
2.
to load or fill from the front: to front-load a washing machine; to front-load a video recorder.
3.
to put in from the front; insert: to front-load eight pounds of clothing; to front-load a cassette.
4.
to make fees, costs, commissions, etc., applicable at the beginning of (a contract, designated period, or the like): The striking teachers prefer to front-load their fringe benefits. Compare back-load.
5.
to concentrate maximum effort on (an activity) at the outset: The politician front-loaded his campaigning.

Origin:
1975–80

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