Definitions for semiautomaticˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sem•i•au•to•mat•icˌsɛm 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.

    Category: Military

  3. (n.)a semiautomatic firearm.

    Category: Military

Origin of semiautomatic:

1890–95

sem`i•au`to•mat′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. semiautomatic pistol, semiautomatic(adj)

    a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously

  2. semiautomatic(adj)

    partially automatic

  3. autoloading(a), self-loading, semiautomatic(adj)

    (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously

    "an autoloading rifle"

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