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sem·i·au·to·mat·ic

or sem·i-au·to·mat·ic  (sĕm′ē-ô′tə-măt′ĭk, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
1. Partially automatic.
2. Ejecting a shell and loading the next round of ammunition automatically, but requiring a squeeze of the trigger for each shot. Used of a firearm.
n.
A semiautomatic firearm.

semiautomatic

(ˌsɛmɪˌɔːtəˈmætɪk)
adj
1. partly automatic
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of a firearm) self-loading but firing only one shot at each pull of the trigger. Compare automatic5
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a semiautomatic firearm
ˌsemiˌautoˈmatically adv

sem•i•au•to•mat•ic

(ˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

adj.
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.
n.
3. a semiautomatic firearm.
[1890–95]
sem`i•au`to•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semiautomatic - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuouslysemiautomatic - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
Luger - a German semiautomatic pistol
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
semiautomatic firearm - an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
Adj.1.semiautomatic - partially automatic
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
2.semiautomatic - (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuouslysemiautomatic - (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"
Translations
semiautomatique

semiautomatic

[ˌsɛmɪˌɔːtəˈmætɪk] adjsemiautomatico/a
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