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Adjective: semiautomatic  ,se-mee,o-tu'ma-tik
  1. Partially automatic
  2. (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
    - autoloading, self-loading
Noun: semiautomatic  ,se-mee,o-tu'ma-tik
  1. A pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
    - semiautomatic pistol

Derived forms: semiautomatics

See also: automatic

Type of: handgun, pistol, semiautomatic firearm, shooting iron, side arm

Encyclopedia: Semiautomatic