single-action

adjective
sin·​gle-ac·​tion | \ ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈak-shən How to pronounce single-action (audio) \

Definition of single-action

of a revolver
: that can be cocked only by manually retracting the hammer

First Known Use of single-action

1900, in the meaning defined above

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