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self-loader

[self-loh-der]
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noun
  1. semiautomatic(def 3).
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Origin of self-loader

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for self-loader

Historical Examples

  • Pistol will then be fired deliberately 500 rounds as a self-loader, cooling after each 50 rounds.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting

    A. L. A. Himmelwright

  • After being hung up indoors for 22 hours, five shots will be fired into a sand butt, using pistol as a self-loader.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting

    A. L. A. Himmelwright

  • In both cases pistol should be used as a self-loader, and in the second the cartridge may be removed and wiped, then reloaded.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting

    A. L. A. Himmelwright