lever action

  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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[ lev-er-ak-shuhn, lee-ver- ]

  1. (of a rifle) having a lever action.

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How to use lever action in a sentence

  • However, the principle of the device is the buoyant effect of the water and the lever action of the rubber tube which is attached.

  • It was a costly and beautifully made weapon of the period, with an under-lever action.

    The Ivory Child | H. Rider Haggard
  • There were rifles in each one of them, good ones too—high power hunting rifles for big game—lever action, automatic.

    Panther Eye | Roy J. Snell
  • A short humerus gives better lever action in the flight stroke than a long humerus does.

  • The rudder may also be curved or warped in similar manner by lever action.

    Flying Machines | W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell