Definition of loader in English:



  • 1A machine or person that loads something.

    • ‘If you do go with a tape library, you also may need to search around for a utility that controls the media loader on the device, so you may want to do some research ahead of time before you buy one.’
    • ‘On the ground, maintainers, weapons directors and bomb loaders demonstrated their skills - keeping jets flying and loaded in record time and earning coveted points toward team totals.’
    • ‘West Dawsonites with ploughs and light loaders do the rest, and traffic is usually constant long before the official bridge is ploughed and established.’
    • ‘The show gave the excavator loaders a chance to display their deftness as these dream machines went through their routine drills to the sound of music.’
    • ‘Ronny, 10, is a loader at the Kamalpur railway station in Dhaka.’
    • ‘They move quickly because the wheel loader wants to clear the area before the next load, stacking piles of logs that border the landing.’
    • ‘On any construction site you see hydraulically-operated machinery in the form of bulldozers, backhoes, shovels, loaders, fork lifts and cranes.’
    • ‘Courses are available for excavators, skid-steer loaders, telescopic tool carriers, and attachments.’
    • ‘The smaller loaders are subjected to lighter loads; their blades don't have to be replaced very often, and accordingly the blades are often welded on.’
    • ‘And it's sometimes destructive, since it requires workers with either chain saws or wheeled, pincer-armed loaders that move through the woods snipping trees as they go.’
    • ‘All you need is a loader and lighter, and some nutter to hold the damned thing (him).’
    • ‘Front-end loaders and rock-crushing machines are pitched on the north ridge of the mountain.’
    • ‘Specifically designed to match the tractor perfectly, these advanced loaders are simple to fit and remove to meet your working needs.’
    • ‘The early twentieth century had witnessed significant technological innovation in northern mines, particularly in the implementation of labor-saving deuces such as mechanical cutters and loaders.’
    • ‘Hydraulics on the wheel loaders comes equipped with a pilot valve system that permits fingertip control.’
    • ‘The afternoon session in Oak Park will showcase some of the machinery and give working demonstrations of different types of harvesters, storage clamps and cleaner loaders.’
    • ‘Consequently, an all-wheel-steer loader can carry more payload per pound of machine than an articulated loader without tipping.’
    • ‘There was also machinery to buy a large shredder, a loader and a tractor attachment to turn the compost.’
    • ‘Multifunctional tools, such as graders, require an electrical outlet and switches on the loader to control hydraulic diverter valves.’
    • ‘When accidents involving pilots, air traffic controllers, airplane mechanics or cargo loaders occur, Byrne and Elias are ‘launched’ to an accident site, maintenance shop or airport.’
    1. 1.1 An attendant who loads guns at a shoot.
      • ‘Both airmen are weapons loaders with the 77th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.’
      • ‘A loader hands him the gun to bring down the quarry which is then retrieved from the undergrowth by trained hounds.’
      • ‘While the days are long gone when a headkeeper's game book might show 3000 brace of grouse from a day's shooting and the loaders' hands would be singed from handling red-hot guns, game hunting has attracted growing opposition.’
  • 2in combination A gun, machine, or lorry which is loaded in a specified way.

    ‘a front-loader’