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self-loading

[ self-loh-ding, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈloʊ dɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
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Origin of self-loading

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for self-loading

self-loading

adjective
(of a firearm) utilizing some of the force of the explosion to eject the empty shell and replace it with a new oneAlso: autoloading See also automatic (def. 5), semiautomatic (def. 2)

Derived forms of self-loading

self-loader, noun
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