pump-action

adjective

Definition of pump-action

of a shotgun or rifle
: having an action that by the backward and forward motion of a sliding lever extracts and ejects the empty case, cocks the piece, and loads in a new round

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History and Etymology for pump-action

pump entry 1 + action

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“Pump-action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pump-action. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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