semiautomatic


semi·au·to·mat·ic

adjective \-ˌ-tə-ˈma-tik\

of a gun : able to fire bullets one after the other quickly but not automatically

Full Definition of SEMIAUTOMATIC

:  not fully automatic: as
a :  operated partly automatically and partly by hand
b of a firearm :  able to fire repeatedly but requiring release and another pressure of the trigger for each successive shot
semiautomatic noun
semi·au·to·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of SEMIAUTOMATIC

1853

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