semiautomatic

sem•i•au•to•mat•ic
[[t]ˌsɛm iˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-[/t]] adj.
1) partly automatic
2) mil (of a firearm) automatically ejecting the spent cartridge case and loading the next cartridge but requiring a squeeze of the trigger to fire each shot
3) mil a semiautomatic firearm
Etymology: 1890–95 sem`i•au`to•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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