load·​mas·​ter | \ ˈlōd-ˌma-stər How to pronounce loadmaster (audio) \

Definition of loadmaster

: a crew member of a transport aircraft who is in charge of the cargo

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Harter, a loadmaster with the Missouri Air National Guard, was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox News, "Missouri Air National Guard member stabbed to death in apparent road rage incident, mystery suspect at large," 7 May 2018 Kerri Evelyn Harris, a former mechanic who also worked as a loadmaster at an Air Force base, has been backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her push to defeat Sen. Tom Carper -- who has held the seat since 2001. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Democratic senator in Delaware latest to face leftist primary challenger," 6 Sep. 2018 Despite its size, the plane carries a small crew: pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers, and three loadmasters. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane," 18 July 2018 Operated by a crew of three (pilot/co-pilot/ loadmaster), the airlifter is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans making 40,000 pounds of thrust each. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Boeing's Final C-17 Has Left the Factory," 2 Dec. 2015 Harter was a loadmaster with the Missouri Air National Guard, family members said on Sunday. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Victim in highway stabbing in Lee's Summit was a Missouri Air National Guard member | The Kansas City Star," 6 May 2018 Eric Circuns, loadmaster; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada. NBC News, "Investigators search for cause of deadly WC-130 plane crash in Georgia," 4 May 2018 Eric Circuns, a loadmaster with 31 years of service, survived by his wife, two step daughters and a son; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada, who had three years of service and is survived by his grandmother. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Authorities name the Puerto Rican airmen killed in the military plane crash in Georgia," 3 May 2018 Eric Circuns, a loadmaster; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "We Shouldn't Be Surprised About the C-130 Crash," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of loadmaster

1961, in the meaning defined above

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