semiautomatic firearm

noun
an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
Hypernyms: ↑autoloader, ↑self-loader
Hyponyms: ↑Garand rifle, ↑Garand, ↑M-1, ↑M-1 rifle, ↑semiautomatic pistol, ↑semiautomatic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • semiautomatic — sem•i•au•to•mat•ic [[t]ˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. 1) partly automatic 2) mil (of a firearm) automatically ejecting the spent cartridge case and loading the next cartridge but requiring a squeeze of the trigger to fire each shot 3) mil …   From formal English to slang

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  • semiautomatic — semiautomatically, adv. /sem ee aw teuh mat ik, sem uy /, adj. 1. partly automatic. 2. (of a firearm) automatically ejecting the cartridge case of a fired shot and loading the next cartridge from the magazine but requiring a squeeze of the… …   Universalium

  • semiautomatic — /sɛmiɔtəˈmætɪk/ (say semeeawtuh matik) adjective 1. of or relating to a machine with a partly automatic function, as certain washing machines. 2. of or relating to a firearm which loads automatically after each shot but fires only one round for… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kel-Tec SUB-2000 — semiautomatic firearm with its operating spring located in the tubular stock. It feeds from a grip located magazine well using magazines designed for various pistols, and is an inexpensive carbine. The distinguishing characteristic of this rifle… …   Wikipedia

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