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autoloading

[aw-toh-loh-ding]
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adjective
  1. semiautomatic(def 2).
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Origin of autoloading

First recorded in 1920–25; auto-3 + load + -ing2
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Historical Examples

  • 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

adjective
  1. self-loading
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