a person or thing that loads.
a self-propelled machine with a shovel or bucket at the end of articulated arms, used to raise earth or other material and load it into a dump truck.

Middle English loder; see load, -er1

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loader (ˈləʊdə)
1.  a person who loads a gun or other firearm
2.  (in combination) designating a firearm or machine loaded in a particular way: breech-loader; top-loader
3.  computing a system program that takes a program in a form close to machine code and places it into a memory for execution

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Example sentences
But the infrastructure-not the mines, but the rail links to the port and the
  loader itself-cannot keep pace.
Two workers jumped out and began moving red buckets onto a loader.
As the robot walks, it encounters each loader in turn and those that are
  switched on transfer their cargo to it.
The loader arms dropped and caught him between the body of the skid-steer
  loader and the loader arms, and he was killed.
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