1the application of a mechanical load or force to something. the amount of electric current or power delivered to a device. the maximum electric current or power taken by an appliance. the provision of extra electrical inductance to improve the properties of a transmission wire or antenna. 2the application of an extra amount of something to balance some other factor. an increase in an insurance premium due to a factor increasing the risk involved.
adjective [in combination]
(of a gun, machine, or truck) loaded in a specified way:a front-loading dishwasher