a machine or appliance, as a washing machine, loaded and unloaded through an opening in the top (distinguished from front loader).
Origin of top loader
First recorded in 1965–70
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The sky-hooker, or top-loader, who was exceptionally87 profane, was at his post on the top of the car.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot
Thomas D. Whittles