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Loader   /lˈoʊdər/   Listen

A laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.  Synonyms: dock-walloper, dock worker, docker, dockhand, dockworker, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore.
An attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game.

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"Loader" Quotes from Famous Books

... then—using probably some old muzzle-loader, begged or borrowed? Faversham's thought ran to the young fellow who had denounced Melrose with such fervour at Mainstairs the day of Lydia Penfold's visit to the stricken village. But, good heavens!—there were a score of men on Melrose's estate, ...
— The Mating of Lydia • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... years ago. The public were acquainted with breech-loaders only in the form of sporting guns and rifles, and argued from them. The muzzle-loading thirty eight ton guns were fired in a casemate at Shoeburyness repeatedly in less than twenty minutes for ten rounds, with careful aiming. No breech-loader of corresponding size has, I think, ever beaten that rate. With field-guns in the open, the No. 1 of the detachment can aim his muzzle loader while it is being loaded, while he must wait to do so till loading at the breech is completed. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 • Various

... whistle is used to call attention; the touch is looser in the ranks than formerly; squares to resist cavalry are no longer used; [Footnote: A British officer, who has had good opportunities, says the infantry drill is second to none.] the Berdan breech-loader is the infantry arm; sergeant-majors wear officers' swords, and together with musicians ...
— Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute • Theo. F. Rodenbough

... old folk did centuries ago. A nod and a wink are the best sauce. As the keepers are allowed to sell a certain number of fawns (or say they are), it is not possible for any one at a distance to know whether the game was poached or not. An ordinary single-barrel muzzle-loader of the commonest kind with a charge of common shot will ...
— The Amateur Poacher • Richard Jefferies

... sweat of five or six days'" (alluding to an impending battle, for the result of which he was very anxious). Again: "The President sent for me. Some man in trouble about arms; President holding a breech-loader in his hand. He asked me about the iron-clads, and Charleston." And again: "Went to the Department and found the President there. He looks thin, and is very nervous. Said they were doing nothing at Charleston, only asking for one iron-clad after another. The canal ...
— The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln • Francis Fisher Browne

Words linked to "Loader" :   laborer, attender, manual laborer, jack, tender, load, labourer, attendant

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