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Origin of front load

First recorded in 1975–80

Definition for front load (2 of 2)

front-load
[ adjective fruhnt-lohd; verb fruhnt-lohd ]
/ adjective ˈfrʌntˌloʊd; verb ˈfrʌntˈloʊd /

adjective

Also front-loaded. front-loading (def. 1).

verb (used with object)

to load or fill from the front: to front-load a washing machine; to front-load a video recorder.
to put in from the front; insert: to front-load eight pounds of clothing; to front-load a cassette.
to make fees, costs, commissions, etc., applicable at the beginning of (a contract, designated period, or the like): The striking teachers prefer to front-load their fringe benefits.Compare back-load.
to concentrate maximum effort on (an activity) at the outset: The politician front-loaded his campaigning.

Origin of front-load

First recorded in 1975–80
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