Police found 25 spent cartridges, meaning the 20-bullet magazine gun had to be reloaded once to continue the killing.
The killer “was all out of bullets,” Gonzalez testified, so he reloaded as her child, Brisenia Flores, pleaded for her life.
They also reloaded, buying bullets at a Walmart as if they were preparing to go down in a blaze of gunfire.
While he lay kicking on his back up comes his mother, so I reloaded my old Martini and gave her one for herself.
They reloaded their weapons and waited, keeping an eye on all vulnerable spots.
I emptied it once, sir; I reloaded; I emptied it again, sir.
Turning to Macora, he observed that the chief had reloaded his musket.
After firing, the ports were turned away from the enemy and the unbroken iron toward him, until the guns were reloaded.
Why had not I, long before, reprimed and reloaded my only weapons?
They reloaded Peter who was well gorged on spring water and the uncertain looking herbage that grew about its brim.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.