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autoloading

[aw-toh-loh-ding] /ˌɔ toʊˈloʊ dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
semiautomatic (def 2).
Origin of autoloading
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; auto-3 + load + -ing2
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  • The other Southron, the one in blue with the autoloading rifle, came out and advanced slowly, his weapon at the ready.

    The Keeper Henry Beam Piper
  • The autoloading gun is reloaded and cocked again wholly by its own recoil.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
British Dictionary definitions for autoloading

autoloading

/ˈɔːtəʊˌləʊdɪŋ/
adjective
1.
self-loading
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