Definition of loadmaster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlōdmastər/


The member of an aircraft’s crew responsible for the cargo.
Example sentences
  • Everyone who crews a 36SQN Hercules - the pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmasters - all do the course at some point, and they're not allowed to fly tactical operations until they do.
  • The aircraft is flown by five crew members: the pilot and co-pilot, flight engineer and two loadmasters.
  • As it taxied on the ramp at Bashur Airfield, Iraq, the loadmaster lowered the cargo plane's rear ramp.

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Syllabification: load·mas·ter

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