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From on- +‎ load.


onload (third-person singular simple present onloads, present participle onloading, simple past and past participle onloaded)

  1. (transitive) To load onto or upon
    • 1993, Douglas Menarchik, Powerlift--getting to Desert Storm:
      Also, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, was to onload at Jacksonville, Florida. On August 11, Military Traffic Management Command expanded operations by activating a team for sea terminal operations at Jacksonville, Florida.
    • 2001, The Praetorian STARShip : the untold story of the Combat Talon:
      Webb taxied to the FARP site, refueled, and then onloaded General Canavan and additional personnel for a re- turn flight to Monrovia.
    • 2004-2008, Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers:
      Ship to Shore Cranes Ship to shore container cranes are giant industrial cranes designed to onload and offload ocean freight containers from ocean vessels to dock side port facilities.
    • 2014, Dieter an Mey, ‎Michael Alexander, ‎Bientinesi Paolo, Euro-Par 2013:
      The interface to onload tasks is similar to that of workqueues but semantically richer and designed for parallel operations.



onload (plural onloads)

  1. That which is onloaded
    • 1999, North eastern reporter. second series - Volume 715 - Page 32:
      By reducing the transaction costs of Indiana onloads and offloads of cargo relative to out-of-state onloads and offloads of cargo, the in Indiana exemption makes the petitioners more likely to make onloads and offloads of cargo for their Indiana customers.