bolt-action

adjective
bolt-ac·​tion | \ ˈbōlt-ˈak-shən How to pronounce bolt-action (audio) \

Definition of bolt-action

of a firearm
: loaded by means of a manually operated bolt

First Known Use of bolt-action

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Bolt-action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolt-action. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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