= L =
locked and loaded adj.,obs.
[from military slang for an
M-16 rifle with magazine inserted and prepared for firing] Said of
a removable disk volume properly prepared for use -- that is,
locked into the drive and with the heads loaded. Ironically,
because their heads are `loaded' whenever the power is up, this
description is never used of Winchester drives (which are
named after a rifle).
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.