Definition of bolt-action in English:

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bolt-action

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adjective

(Of a gun) having a breech that is opened by turning a bolt and sliding it back.
Example sentences
  • It is a bolt-action rifle instead of automatic, which locks the round in place better and gives more consistent accuracy.
  • In orderly fashion, two-hundred young native men took up flanking positions, armed with rifles, shotguns, even old bolt-action rifles.
  • Kimber is best known for its 1911-style handguns and high-quality bolt-action rifles.

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Syllabification: bolt-ac·tion

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