sin·​gle-ac·​tion ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈak-shən How to pronounce single-action (audio)
of a revolver
: that can be cocked only by manually retracting the hammer

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single-action was in 1900

Dictionary Entries Near single-action

Cite this Entry

“Single-action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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