Definition of “semiautomatic” - English Dictionary

“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)