- a person or thing that loans.
- something, as an automobile or appliance, that is lent especially to replace an item being serviced or repaired.
Origin of loaner
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Word Origin and History for loaner
1884, "one who lends," agent noun from loan (v.). Meaning "a thing loaned" especially in place of one being repaired, is from 1926.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper