autoloader

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ loader

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

autoloader (plural autoloaders)

  1. (military) A mechanical device that loads ordnance into weapons such as tanks and artillery that would otherwise be loaded by a dedicated crew.
  2. (computing) A mechanical device that automatically loads storage media (such as tapes or disks) into the device that can read them.
  3. (programming) A software mechanism that automatically locates and loads classes etc. as required at run time.
  4. (firearms) A semi-automatic firearm.