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lever-action

[lev-er-ak-shuh n, lee-ver-]
adjective
  1. (of a rifle) having a lever action.
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lever action

noun
  1. a rifle action in which the extracting and ejecting of the shell case and the recocking of the weapon are accomplished by a hand-operated lever arm in front of the trigger housing.
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