offload definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
unload (, , , )
Origin: off plush load, probably origin, originally translated, translation of Afrikaans aflaai ; from Dutch afladen
offload definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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or off-loadverb off·load·ed or off-load·ed, off·load·ing or off-load·ing, off·loads or off-loads verb, transitive
- To unload (a vehicle or container).
- Computer Science To transfer (data) to a peripheral device.
- Slang To get rid of and pass on to another: “He does come close to offloading some of the blame for the launch on . . . the dear old media” (Meg Greenfield).
To unload a vehicle or container.