- to unload.
- to transfer (data) from a computer or other digital device to another digital device: Fill the camera's memory card, then offload your photos to your PC.
Origin of offload
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for off-load
He threatened to off-load all the women on the first available place, as he had never in his life had so much trouble.On Commando
Dietlof Van Warmelo
They expect trains to stop and off-load, or load, on the main line.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914
Edwin A. Pratt
"Off-load those chunks of meat near the fire and get to hell out of this," said Fernie roughly to the waggon boy.The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies
- (tr) to get rid of (something unpleasant or burdensome), as by delegation to another
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Word Origin and History for off-load
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