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[loh-der] /ˈloʊ dər/
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.
Origin of loader
Middle English loder; see load, -er1 Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • These items are used in snow removal by the wheel loader.
British Dictionary definitions for loader


a person who loads a gun or other firearm
(in combination) designating a firearm or machine loaded in a particular way: breech-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
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Word Origin and History for loader

late 15c., "person who loads," agent noun from load (v.). Of machinery, by 1862.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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