[ prahy-ming ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɪŋ /
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Related formsself-prim·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for self-priming
The gun was self-priming and self-cocking; the powder charge was enclosed in a copper case.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for self-priming
/ (ˈpraɪmɪŋ) /
something used to prime
a substance, used to ignite an explosive charge
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Word Origin and History for self-priming
"first coat of paint," c.1600, verbal noun from prime (v.). Meaning "gunpowder in the pan of a firearm" is from 1590s.
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