automatic firearm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n automatic firearm a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
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Usage

In literature:

It is not wise to shoot on automatic if one's ammunition is limited, Johnny Simms' firearm chattered furiously for part of a second.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
All automatically operated firearms are, of necessity, very delicately balanced mechanisms.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
And, unused to the possession of firearms, still drowsy, he forgot the automatic, intent upon rallying to the cry of the giant.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
I saw that his firearm was an automatic.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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In news:

The US government approved both the storage of automatic weapons at Blackwater 's North Carolina compound and a gift of firearms to the king of Jordan, a lawyer for the former head of the security firm said in federal court Wednesday.
Troy Hamura is charged with firearms offenses after an unregistered fully automatic machine gun and 18 other firearms were taken from his Lihue home.
Earlier this week, Action 7 News was first to report the contest, which would've rewarded the hunter who killed the most coyotes with two AR-15 semi-automatic firearms.
(AP) — Police have seized 67 guns — including semi-automatic rifles, pistols, shotguns and black powder firearms — in a raid on a medical marijuana site in Southern Oregon.
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