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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Recent Examples on the Web As firefighters doused hot spots at the feed store, workers used front-end loaders to move the charred hay into massive dumpsters to get it away from the flames. John D'anna, azcentral, "Cave Creek residents fear apparent arson at feed store may be tied to protests," 1 June 2020 An officer arrived and saw an operator of a front-end loader moving mulch at an adjacent landscaping company property. cleveland, "Couple dines out in school parking lot, brothers fight, man uses woods as toilet: Russell Township police blotter," 9 May 2020 But a crowd of Palestinian onlookers rushed forward to try to recover it, and rather than retreat, the front-end loader kept at its task. David M. Halbfinger, New York Times, "Israel Strikes Militants in Syria and Gaza After Clash Over Body at Border," 23 Feb. 2020 These self-driving excavators from Doosan also rely on 5G. There’s also a front-end loader as part of its Concept X program. Popular Science, "The weirdest, wildest, and coolest images from CES 2020," 9 Jan. 2020 As the driver attempted to execute a three-point turnaround, it got stuck across U.S. 6, requiring a tow from a front-end loader belonging to Loveland. John Meyer, The Know, "Inaugural Snowstang riders to A-Basin spend 8 hours on bus because of heavy snow, road conditions," 16 Dec. 2019 Jahlani Ware was riding the bike east on Northeast First Street when the front-end loader was driving out of a parking lot, heading west, investigators said. Brooke Baitinger,, "Boy, 9, killed in collision with front-end loader, police say," 12 Sep. 2019 Authorities say a Florida man used a front-end loader to dump a large bucket full of dirt on a car with his girlfriend inside. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "Police say man used tractor to dump dirt on car with his girlfriend inside," 19 Aug. 2019 Police believe the man, William James Harkins, 30, of Glen Burnie, was attempting to load a container into a truck from the front-end loader when he was trapped. Meredith Cohn,, "Glen Burnie man dies in Ellicott City industrial accident," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of front-end loader

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Front-end loader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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