semiautomatic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj semiautomatic (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously "an autoloading rifle"
    • adj semiautomatic partially automatic
    • n semiautomatic a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
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Usage

In literature:

A semiautomatic rifle with carefully timed shots searched the area where he had been.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire
They let Brion pass, then threw in a hail of semiautomatic fire that tore chunks from the stone and screamed away in noisy ricochets.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In news:

Virginia State Police have confiscated a semiautomatic assault rifle and drugs from a pickup truck involved in a fatal crash in southwestern Virginia.
A Washington musician who ordered a flat-screen TV from Amazon.com was shocked to receive a semiautomatic assault rifle instead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington musician who ordered a flat-screen TV from Amazon.com was shocked to receive a semiautomatic assault rifle instead.
High-capacity semiautomatic assault rifle jammed in Colorado movie theater attack.
Gun dealers in states bordering Mexico will have to report whenever they sell more than two semiautomatic rifles to someone in a five-day period.
Little Rock Police Officers Buy Semiautomatic Rifles To Use On Job.
Police to Carry Semiautomatic Rifles on Patrols.
The DC police department's decision to arm patrol officers with semiautomatic rifles is promoted by commanders as a way to stay ahead of criminals.
A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a semiautomatic handgun Monday night, authorities said.
Expert Warns Obama Will Bypass Congress to Ban Semiautomatic Firearms.
To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland mall, ultimately killing two people and seriously injuring another.
To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland mall , ultimately killing two people and seriously injuring another.
The man walks up to the pharmacy , starts asking the pharmacist questions and then pulls out a semiautomatic pistol.
The gun was a.380 FEG semiautomatic that Jeter accepted instead of money to settle a basketball debt.
The FBI charged a US Airways employee with helping his roommate get a concealed, semiautomatic handgun onto a plane departing Philadelphia early Thursday.
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In science:

Note that each transformation may be manual, semiautomatic or fully-automatic.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective
She also presented an effort to produce a MC program to semiautomatically calculate resummed power-corrected event shape predictions for any hard interaction in e+e− , DIS and hadronic collisions.
Multi-hadron Final States
In this procedure, the steps in which the signal generator is switched on and off have been used to allow a semiautomatic identification of the start and end time of each test within the timelines generated by the L1 software.
A systematic approach to the Planck LFI end-to-end test and its application to the DPC Level 1 pipeline
Constructing summary statistics for approximate bayesian computation: semiautomatic approximate bayesian computation. J. R.
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semiautomatic approximate Bayesian computation.
Some discussions of D. Fearnhead and D. Prangle's Read Paper "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"
Annual fire perimeters were derived through a semi–automatic procedure that starts with supervised image classification, followed by manual editing of classification results.
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
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