Definition of self-loading in English:

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self-loading

Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈlōdiNG/

adjective

(Especially of a gun) loading automatically: a self-loading pistol
More example sentences
  • The final figures for the county reveal that four self-loading handguns, seven revolvers and three shot pistols were given up.
  • He completed 29 voluntary training days, learning how to fire, strip and assemble self-loading rifles and machine guns.
  • The challenge has been to find a more or less off-the-shelf, self-loading shotgun that would meet stringent standards for effectiveness, reliability and maintainability at a reasonable price.

Derivatives

self-loader

Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈlōdər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The first item to consider is the type of rifle - bolt-action or self-loader - that best suits your needs.
  • Technically, cartridges intended for use in self-loaders normally have no rim, headspacing instead on their case mouth.
  • On semiauto, the rifle feels like a traditional self-loader, but with almost no recoil.

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Syllabification: self-load·ing

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