front-end loader


Definition of front-end loader

: a usually wheeled vehicle with a hydraulically operated scoop in front for excavating and loading loose material

called also front loader

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On the flatbed: a shiny orange Kubota BX25D-1 tractor with all the fixings: mower deck, backhoe, front-end loader, grapple, brush hog. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Year of the Tractor," 7 May 2016 Using the front-end loader is easier than the backhoe. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Year of the Tractor," 7 May 2016 But that will barely get the front-end loaders cranking on a project that’s a $10 million event — for openers. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "‘Do you return?’ After another 1,000-year flood, Ellicott City’s shop owners need our help.," 28 May 2018 Earlier that morning, a topless woman, 34-year-old Heather Houston, had allegedly swiped a front-end loader construction vehicle and drove it around town, police told the station, and now was apparently calling it a night. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "'We can't make stuff like this up.' Topless woman takes stolen excavator on joyride, cops say," 2 July 2018 On a recent day, two children pedaled bicycles near the community basketball court as a front-end loader scooped dirt a few yards from playground equipment. Kate Santich,, "Griffin Park public housing complex could face demolition, relocating 345 residents," 29 June 2018 One person was killed in a crash involving a car and a front-end loader in Volusia County Wednesday morning. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "One dead in crash involving front-end loader, car," 23 May 2018 The large front-end loader is used in the wintertime to put salt into trucks or the salt barn. John Benson,, "North Olmsted spending $315,000 for new Service Department vehicle purchases," 7 Mar. 2018 News outlets report an investigation showed that 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud broke into Gulf Recycling and took a 2008 John Deere front-end loader and drove it to the Walmart. Fox News, "Charges after front-end loader hits vehicles at Walmart lot," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of front-end loader

1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of front-end loader

chiefly US : a vehicle with a large scoop in front that is used for digging and loading loose material

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