self-load·​er ˌself-ˈlō-dər How to pronounce self-loader (audio)
: a semiautomatic firearm

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-loader was in 1852

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“Self-loader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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