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double-action

[ duhb-uhl-ak-shuhn ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈæk ʃən /
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adjective
(of a firearm) requiring only one pull of the trigger to cock and fire it.
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Origin of double-action

First recorded in 1850–55
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