Origin of autoloading

First recorded in 1920–25; auto-3 + load + -ing2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for autoloading

Historical Examples of autoloading

  • 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



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