[self-loh-ding, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈloʊ dɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
noting or pertaining to an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
(of a firearm) utilizing some of the force of the explosion to eject the empty shell and replace it with a new one Also autoloading See also automatic (sense 5), semiautomatic (sense 2)


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