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[sing-guh l-ak-shuh n] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈæk ʃən/
(of a firearm) requiring the cocking of the hammer before firing each shot:
a single-action revolver.
(modifier) (of a firearm) requiring the hammer to be cocked by hand before firing


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