load·​mas·​ter ˈlōd-ˌma-stər How to pronounce loadmaster (audio)
: a crew member of a transport aircraft who is in charge of the cargo

Examples of loadmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite its size, the plane carries a small crew: pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers, and three loadmasters. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2023 The fuselage was packed tight, with a large cube of palletized presents tied down under thick straps, overseen by a loadmaster wearing a jumpsuit, trim mustache and pointy green elf’s hat. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Dec. 2022 According to the unit's website, the aircraft carries a crew of five: a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight meteorologist and weather reconnaissance loadmaster. Oren Liebermann and Barbara Starr, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 Emily Edmunds, loadmaster superintendent for the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. New York Times, 17 Feb. 2022 That’s a point of frustration for the first C-5 loadmaster amputee in the Air Force. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Nov. 2021 But as luck would have it, his father, Rick Mayo, found out there was a loadmaster opening through a baseball connection. Ashton Eley, Arkansas Online, 20 Sep. 2021 The aircraft does not have any modern electronics and requires a crew of six or seven, including pilots, engineers, a loadmaster and maintenance technicians. Julia Musto, Fox News, 7 Mar. 2021 In 1969, he was drafted, and spent four years flying in and out of Vietnam as a cargo plane loadmaster, balancing the weight of tanks and helicopters going in and cadavers coming out. Kathryn Joyce, The New Republic, 22 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loadmaster was in 1961

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“Loadmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loadmaster. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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