What does semiautomatic mean?

Definitions for semiautomaticˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word semiautomatic.

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"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semiautomatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semiautomatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon? This is a matter of national security, what we can do, and must do, is make it harder for them to kill.

  2. Robbie Abell:

    The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking. If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion, we are the gatekeeper. Federal investigators say that in the week before he murdered dozens people and wounded more than 50 others at the Pulse nighclub in Orlando, Mateen visited another gun shop, where he purchased a pistol and a.223 SIG Sauer semiautomatic rifle. Authorities are still trying to determine the motives behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Justice Department released the full transcript of Mateen’s 911 call on the night of the massacre Monday. In his 50-second call to police he claimed responsibility for the terror attack and pledged allegiance to Islamic State’s leader. The summary shows that Mateen told negotiators he had a vehicle outside that has some bombs. Just to let you know. You people are gon na get it, and I'm gon na ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. Mateen claimed he had an explosive vest similar to the kind used by terrorists in France, referencing the November terror attack in Paris. In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on, Mateen said. He also reportedly told hostages that he would put suicide vests on them. No explosives were ever found on Mateen inside the club or in any vehicles outside. Mateen was armed with two guns during the rampage. Despite claims by the administration and law enforcement officials that ISIS did not direct Mateen to carry out the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday used the massacre as an example of why the terror group must be defeated.

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