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(ˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

1. partly automatic.
2. (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. a semiautomatic firearm.
sem`i•au`to•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autoloading - (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuouslyautoloading - (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously; "an autoloading rifle"
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
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