semiautomatic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"semiautomatic" in British English

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semiautomaticadjective

uk   /ˌsem.i.ɔː.təˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ɑː.t̬əˈmæt̬-/
partlyautomatic: a semiautomatic ​gearbox/​shotgun

semiautomaticnoun [C]

a ​weapon that ​fires one round of ​bullets each ​time the trigger is ​pressed: He was ​armed with a semiautomatic.
(Definition of semiautomatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"semiautomatic" in American English

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semiautomaticadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌsem·iˌɔt̬·əˈmæt̬·ɪk, ˌsem·ɑɪ-/
(of a ​gun) having a ​bullet in ​position and ​ready for ​firing when the trigger is ​pulled: a semiautomatic ​pistol/​rifle
(Definition of semiautomatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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