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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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 Jones, a teacher at Cypress Creek High School, was going east on Amelia Street shortly before 9 p.m. June 25 when a I-4 Ultimate worker driving a front-end loader turned in front of him. David Harris,, "Lawsuit filed against I-4 Ultimate contractor in crash that injured Cypress Creek High teacher," 24 July 2019 The putrid work required an excavator and a front-end loader, which the team used to peel back layers of blubber to collect samples from the whale’s organs. David Abel,, "As right whales surge north, one death too many," 15 June 2019 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

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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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