gas-operated

adjective
gas-op·​er·​at·​ed | \ ˈgas-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce gas-operated (audio) , -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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“Gas-operated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gas-operated. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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