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sem•i•au•to•mat•ic



Pronunciation: (sem"ē-ô"tu-mat'ik, sem"ī-), [key]
adj.
1. partly automatic.
2. (of a firearm) automatically ejecting the cartridge case of a fired shot and loading the next cartridge from the magazine but requiring a squeeze of the trigger to fire each individual shot.

n.
a self-loading rifle or other firearm.

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