Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A computer program that transfers data from offline memory into internal storage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of load; a person or device that loads.
  • n. A program that prepares other programs for execution.
  • n. A tractor with a scoop, for example: bucket loader, front-end loader, wheel loader, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, loads; a mechanical contrivance for loading, as a gun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which loads: as, a truck-loader.
  • n. A red-finned herring.
  • n. A term in dicing, of uncertain meaning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
  • n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

Etymologies

to load + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Assuming the lazy loader class name was LazyMixin and I set up the inheritance correctly, I could get at the real loader from within the module proxy with super (LazyMixin, self. __loader__).

    Coder Who Says Py

  • The following truck loader is one of the biggest in the world – lenth 13.36 meters, width 7.78 meters and height 6.65 meters.

    World’s Largest Hole in the Ground | Impact Lab

  • Not only are the prices of ammo supplies going up, we have idiots in NYC uisng it all up before the average hand loader is going to get to the stuff.

    The NYPD Needs Your Help!

  • The advantage to having an official release of a boot loader is that it will not allow the console to run pirated software.

    Boing Boing: June 29, 2003 - July 5, 2003 Archives

  • This is already a problem with our old front loader, which isn't as deep and has a smaller door.

    One Gay Under God

  • Eleven spent rifle shells on the floor of Avery ` s garage is another thing that prosecutors and police have talked about, and there was apparently also blood on the floor of the garage, a. 22-caliber semi-automatic rifle and a. 50-caliber black powder muzzle loader, which is originally the reason he was - ...

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2005

  • The loader is the rare observer and he observes on the left side of the tank.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2003

  • The large wheel loader manufacturing facility will produce a new model of wheel loader, which is being developed at Caterpillar's Wuxi R&D Center, and that has been designed to suit the needs and requirements for mining applications in China and other growth markets.

  • (a week) but have discovered so far that my use of insulin pens for years has made it much easier for me to use an infusion set that does not have the 'loader' - I am more certain inserting manually and it is, for me, much easier.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

  • To loop in the Mac community, Microsoft will be offering a Mac-compatible music side-loader -- in other words, it won't be a true, native Zune client and you won't be able to use it to shop for music, but it'll happily connect to iTunes and sync your non-DRM collection.

    Engadget Mobile

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