Examples from the Web for semi-automatic
Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why are all semi-automatic weapons automatically covered by the Second Amendment?
Semi-automatic gunshots feature prominently on the soundtrack.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This has not been true since 2004, when the ban on some semi-automatic firearms signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 expired.Obama vs. Romney Presidential Debate Round Two: Who Lied?|Caitlin Dickson|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the young man entered the house, Thomas allegedly pulled a semi-automatic handgun on him.
There was, he was afraid at the time, little more than enough mind left in his body to keep the semi-automatic functions going.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
Glass is blown by three methods: hand-blowing, semi-automatic blowing, and automatic blowing.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Then try to play the two hands together in a sort of semi-automatic way.Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann
For work which is automatic or semi-automatic, boys or girls may be employed.A Rational Wages System|Henry Atkinson
I have nowhere observed the use of any semi-automatic rifles, nor of either silencers or special sights for sharpshooters.The Note-Book of an Attache|Eric Fisher Wood