- noting or pertaining to an automatic or semiautomatic firearm.
Origin of self-loading
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for self-loading
In case the self-loading mechanism fails to work, the pistol will then be tried by operating by hand.
In case of self-loading failures to work in either case the piece will be tried by operating by hand.
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