Semiautomatic meaning

sĕmē-ôtə-mătĭk, sĕmī-
Partially automatic.
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Ejecting a shell and loading the next round of ammunition automatically, but requiring a squeeze of the trigger for each shot. Used of a firearm.
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A semiautomatic firearm.
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Partly automatic and partly hand-controlled.
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Using the force of the explosion of a shell to eject and reload cartridges, as in an automatic, but requiring a trigger pull for each round fired.
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A semiautomatic firearm.
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Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.
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Alternative spelling of semi-automatic.
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