Definition of loader in US English:

loader

noun

  • 1A machine or person that loads something.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On any construction site you see hydraulically-operated machinery in the form of bulldozers, backhoes, shovels, loaders, fork lifts and cranes.’
    • ‘There was also machinery to buy a large shredder, a loader and a tractor attachment to turn the compost.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Courses are available for excavators, skid-steer loaders, telescopic tool carriers, and attachments.’
    • ‘West Dawsonites with ploughs and light loaders do the rest, and traffic is usually constant long before the official bridge is ploughed and established.’
    • ‘Hydraulics on the wheel loaders comes equipped with a pilot valve system that permits fingertip control.’
    • ‘Front-end loaders and rock-crushing machines are pitched on the north ridge of the mountain.’
    • ‘Consequently, an all-wheel-steer loader can carry more payload per pound of machine than an articulated loader without tipping.’
    • ‘They move quickly because the wheel loader wants to clear the area before the next load, stacking piles of logs that border the landing.’
    • ‘Ronny, 10, is a loader at the Kamalpur railway station in Dhaka.’
    • ‘Specifically designed to match the tractor perfectly, these advanced loaders are simple to fit and remove to meet your working needs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All you need is a loader and lighter, and some nutter to hold the damned thing (him).’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 An attendant who loads guns at a shoot.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 2in combination A gun, machine, or truck that is loaded in a specified way.

    ‘a front-loader’

Pronunciation

loader

/ˈloʊdər//ˈlōdər/