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semiautomatic

Pronunciation: /ˌsemiˌɔːtəˈmætɪk/

Translation of semiautomatic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [gearbox/weapon] semiautomático
    Example sentences
    • The introduction of the semi-automatic gearbox with no clutch pedal by both Renault and Saab failed to impress the market.
    • All that is transmitted through a semi-automatic five-speed gearbox, which is a delight to use.
    • The gearbox is an electrohydraulically-operated semi-automatic, and the hydraulics need to be pumped up by the engine.
    Example sentences
    • Once hailed as the ultimate home-defense firearm, pistol-caliber semi-automatic carbines never caught on as well with the police or the general public as it did with gun writers.
    • The shipment contained 220 assault rifles and 60 semi-automatic shotguns.
    • Among the arms recovered were handguns, semi-automatic firearms, explosives, pipe bombs, bomb components and several bombs.

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