from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Partially automatic.
  • adjective 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.
  • noun A semiautomatic firearm.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.
  • noun Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.

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  • adjective (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
  • noun a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
  • adjective partially automatic


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