self-cock·​ing ˌself-ˈkä-kiŋ How to pronounce self-cocking (audio)
of a firearm
: cocked by the operation of some part of the action
self-cocking on pushing the bolt forward

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-cocking was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Self-cocking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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