Semi-automatic



[sem-ee-aw-tuh-mat-ik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
partly automatic.
2.
(of a firearm) automatically ejecting the cartridge case of a fired shot and loading the next cartridge from the magazine but requiring a squeeze of the trigger to fire each individual shot.
noun
3.
a self-loading rifle or other firearm.
semiautomatic
/ˌsɛmɪˌɔːtəˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
partly automatic
2.
(of a firearm) self-loading but firing only one shot at each pull of the trigger Compare automatic (sense 5)
noun
3.
a semiautomatic firearm

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