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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partially automatic.
  • adj. 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. Also called self-loader.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.
  • n. Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
  • n. a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
  • adj. partially automatic

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