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

Examples of front-end loader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before speaking, Biden shook hands and learned about operating a front-end loader during a tour of the training facility. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021 Their biggest score, though, was a white-and-orange Bobcat brand front-end loader, a piece of heavy earthmoving equipment that can sell for upwards of $50,000. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2021 On August 23, Kopf Builders reported the back window of a front-end loader on the golf course had been smashed over the weekend. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2021 Police said Loudon had stolen a front-end loader and drove it through his home. Fox News, 28 July 2021 After the soil is appropriately moist to dig and amend – see below – rent such tools as a mini-front-end loader or a mini-garden-tractor to help with the heavy-duty tasks of soil preparation, including moving and incorporating soil amendments. oregonlive, 16 May 2021 Tiny against their quarry’s bulk, swarms of tugboats raced to try to wrench the Ever Given free, and a front-end loader strained to dig it out from the canal’s eastern embankment, where its bow sat wedged. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2021 Wolfe County Sheriff Chris Carson used a front-end loader to lift out the woman who had the seizure. NBC News, 1 Mar. 2021 Volunteer rescuers needed to use a front-end loader to lift Edgar, her dog and a few possessions from their home. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of front-end loader

1954, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2021

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“Front-end loader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of front-end loader

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


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