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semiautomatic adj
1 partially automatic
2 (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously; "an autoloading rifle" [syn: autoloading(a), self-loading] n : a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously [syn: semiautomatic pistol]

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  1. partially automatic
  2. of a firearm that automatically ejects a shell and loads the next one, but requires the trigger to be squeezed for each shot; autoloading


  1. a semi-automatic firearm, especially such a pistol

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Semi-automatic may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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