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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.
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Noun1.self-loader - a firearm that reloads itself
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
semiautomatic firearm - an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
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