gas-operated

[ gas-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈgæsˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /

adjective

(of a firearm) using some of the exhaust gases to operate the action.

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Origin of gas-operated

First recorded in 1940–45
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