gas-operated

adjective gas-op·er·at·ed \ ˈgas-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-təd , -ˈä-prā- \

Definition of gas-operated

of a firearm
: using part of the force of expanding propellant gases to operate the action

First Known Use of gas-operated

1944

in the meaning defined above

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