[ aw-toh-loh-ding ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈloʊ dɪŋ /



Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of autoloading

First recorded in 1920–25; auto-3 + load + -ing2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for autoloading

  • The autoloading gun is reloaded and cocked again wholly by its own recoil.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
  • The other Southron, the one in blue with the autoloading rifle, came out and advanced slowly, his weapon at the ready.

    The Keeper|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for autoloading

/ (ˈɔːtəʊˌləʊdɪŋ) /


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