semifixed ammunition


Definition of semifixed ammunition

: ammunition consisting of complete rounds that can be loaded as a unit but have a cartridge case which is not fixed to the projectile and can be removed in order to remove increments of the propelling charge

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History and Etymology for semifixed ammunition

semi- + fixed

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“Semifixed ammunition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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