[ slahyd-ak-shuh n ]
/ ˈslaɪdˌæk ʃən /
(of a rifle or shotgun) having a lever that when slid back and forth ejects the empty case and cocks and reloads the piece.
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British Dictionary definitions for slide-action
(of a shoulder firearm) ejecting the empty case and reloading by means of a sliding lever
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