Definition of Semiautomatic

1. Noun. A pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously.

Exact synonyms: Semiautomatic Pistol
Specialized synonyms: Luger
Generic synonyms: Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm, Semiautomatic Firearm



2. Adjective. Partially automatic.
Similar to: Automatic

3. Adjective. (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously. "An autoloading rifle"
Exact synonyms: Autoloading, Self-loading
Similar to: Automatic

Definition of Semiautomatic

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of semi-automatic) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of semi-automatic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semiautomatic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semiautomatic

semiannually
semiannular
semiapologetic
semiapologetically
semiaquatic
semiarboreal
semiarid
semiaridities
semiaridity
semiattached
semiautobiographical
semiautobiographically
semiautomate
semiautomated
semiautomates
semiautomatic (current term)
semiautomatic firearm
semiautomatic pistol
semiautomatically
semiautomatics
semiautomating
semiautomaton
semiautonomous
semiaxes
semiaxis
semibald
semibarbarian
semibarbarians
semibarbaric
semibarbarism

Literary usage of Semiautomatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"semiautomatic dumping water bucket. The size of fiber rope used on horse hoists is one and one- eighth inches; on steam hoist, one and one-fourth inches. ..."

2. State Geological Survey of Kansas. [Reports] by Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"semiautomatic dumping water bucket. The size of fiber rope used on horse hoists is one and one- eighth inches; on steam hoist, one and one-fourth inches. ..."

3. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"V - [semiautomatic Assault Weapons] Section 55.05. ... (b) As used in this Section, the term "semiautomatic" means a weapon which fires a single projectile ..."

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