repeating firearm

repeating firearm
repeating firearm
n.
a firearm that can fire a number of shots (from a magazine or clip) without being reloaded

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  • Repeating firearm — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeating firearm — noun a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading • Syn: ↑repeater • Hypernyms: ↑firearm, ↑piece, ↑small arm • Hyponyms: ↑Mauser * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • repeating firearm — a firearm capable of discharging a number of shots without reloading. * * * …   Universalium

  • Repeating — Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating decimal}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeating circle — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeating decimal — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeating instruments — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeating watch — Repeating Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Firearm — A firearm is a tool that projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion. The firing is achieved by the gases produced through rapid, confined burning of a propellant. This process of rapid burning… …   Wikipedia

  • repeating rifle — ▪ firearm also called  Repeater,         firearm designed for use with a magazine of cartridges, each of which is fed into the chamber or breech by lever or bolt action or other means. Before the invention of the cartridge that contained powder,… …   Universalium

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