front-loaded; front-loading; front-loads

transitive verb

: to assign costs or benefits to the early stages of (such as a contract, project, or time period)

Examples of front-load in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This front-load dryer boasts a special drying rack accessible from a second door opening on top of the machine. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 What are High-Efficiency Washers? High-efficiency (HE) washers come in front-load or top-load styles, designed to conserve water. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 1 Sep. 2023 While most pillow styles are machine washable, some are dry-clean only, have front-load washing machine limitations or do best with spot-only treatments. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 27 July 2023 Randall recommends leaving at least six inches between the top of the clothes and the top of the washer drum for both front-load and top-load machines. Amanda Lauren, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 July 2023 The story is front-loaded with good stuff—not least a combustible prelude, set at the butt end of the Second World War, in which a youthful Jones escapes hanging, dodges innumerable bullets, and leaps from a car to a motorbike to a train, which then attacks itself. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 30 June 2023 This year’s route, however, is front-loaded with a trip through the Pyrenees, and its mountain stages are somewhat evenly spread out. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 29 June 2023 There’s much to love about our top pick for the best front-load washer. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 June 2023 For best results, visit a local laundromat to use a large-capacity front-loading washing machine. Maria V. Charbonneaux, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of front-load was in 1976

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“Front-load.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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