front-end loader


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

called also front loader

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Casa Grande couple Dianna and Kenneth Neukircher pulled up at about midday, snapping some shots of the front-end loader and excavator at work. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 12 Jan. 2023 There are also vehicles that kind of defy trailering, at least under normal circumstances, like the old U.S. military Unimog (pictured above), complete with a hydraulic front-end loader. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 8 Jan. 2023 In September, a construction worker for the same joint venture killed a Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy in a hit-and-run crash with a front-end loader at a work site, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2022 Ultimately, Raum-Suryan and others had to tranquilize the animal and took him back to the water via truck and front-end loader. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2022 There was a front-end loader nearby to keep sand away from the hole, but it was not used to dig, Kubiel said. Globe Staff,, 18 May 2022 That employee was later arrested for assault and transported to the hospital to treat injuries sustained when the front-end loader tipped. cleveland, 3 Mar. 2022 For example, a truck or front-end loader could accidentally strike the trunk or low-hanging branches, or a digger could slash through roots. Beth Botts,, 5 Mar. 2022 After speaking with those involved, it was learned that there had been a physical altercation after an employee tipped over a front-end loader. cleveland, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front-end loader was in 1954

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“Front-end loader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

front-end loader

: a vehicle with a scoop in front for digging and loading loose material
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