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|Noun||1.||slide action - action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun; a back and forward motion of a sliding lever ejects the empty shell case and cocks the firearm and loads a new round|
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
rifle - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"