Meaning of front load

front' load".

Pronunciation: [key]
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Pronunciation: (adj.frunt'lōd"v.frunt'lōd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. front-loading (def. 1).
  1. to load or fill from the front: to front-load a washing machine; to front-load a video recorder.
  2. to put in from the front; insert: to front-load eight pounds of clothing; to front-load a cassette.
  3. to make fees, costs, commissions, etc., applicable at the beginning of (a contract, designated period, or the like):Cf. back-load. The striking teachers prefer to front-load their fringe benefits.
  4. to concentrate maximum effort on (an activity) at the outset: The politician front-loaded his campaigning.
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