self-cocking

adjective
self-cock·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈkä-kiŋ How to pronounce self-cocking (audio) \

Definition of self-cocking

of a firearm
: cocked by the operation of some part of the action self-cocking on pushing the bolt forward

First Known Use of self-cocking

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-cocking was in 1847

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“Self-cocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-cocking. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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