automatic pistol


noun

a type of pistol having a mechanism that throws out the empty shell, puts in a new one, and prepares the pistol to be fired again.

Nearby words

  1. automatic exposure,
  2. automatic focus,
  3. automatic frequency control,
  4. automatic gain control,
  5. automatic pilot,
  6. automatic redial,
  7. automatic repeat,
  8. automatic rifle,
  9. automatic tracking,
  10. automatic transmission

Origin of automatic pistol

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called automatic.

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