[fruhnt-loh-ding] /ˈfrʌntˌloʊ dɪŋ/
designed to be loaded, supplied, or tended from the front:
a front-loading washer; a front-loading VCR.
the practice of expending maximum effort, collecting a fee, interest, or commissions, etc., as early as possible:
the front-loading of commissions on insurance premiums.
[adjective fruhnt-lohd; verb fruhnt-lohd] /adjective ˈfrʌntˌloʊd; verb ˈfrʌntˈloʊd/
Also, front-loaded. (def 1).
verb (used with object)
to load or fill from the front:
to front-load a washing machine; to front-load a video recorder.
to put in from the front; insert:
to front-load eight pounds of clothing; to front-load a cassette.
to make fees, costs, commissions, etc., applicable at the beginning of (a contract, designated period, or the like):
The striking teachers prefer to front-load their fringe benefits.
to concentrate maximum effort on (an activity) at the outset:
The politician front-loaded his campaigning.
[fruhnt-man] /ˈfrʌntˌmæn/ noun, plural frontmen [fruhnt-men] /ˈfrʌntˌmɛn/ (Show IPA) 1. a performer, as a singer, who leads a musical group. 2. a person who serves as the nominal head of an organization and who represents it publicly.
noun, Printing. 1. all material in a book that precedes the text proper, as the title page, copyright page, table of contents, dedication, and preface. noun 1. another name for prelims (sense 1)
noun, Golf. 1. the first nine holes on an eighteen-hole course.
1. a combining form used in compound words referring to the frontal bone or lobe (frontoparietal) or, in meteorological terms, to a frontal zone (frontogenesis).