automatic pistol
Colt pistol Colt pistol (Firearms) A self-loading or semi-automatic pistol with removable magazine in the handle holding seven cartridges. The recoil extracts and ejects the empty cartridge case, and reloads ready for another shot. Called also {Browning pistol}, {Colt-Browning pistol}, {automatic pistol} and {automatic}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • automatic pistol — noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released • Syn: ↑automatic • Derivationally related forms: ↑automatic (for: ↑automatic) • Hypernyms: ↑pistol …   Useful english dictionary

  • automatic pistol — a type of pistol having a mechanism that throws out the empty shell, puts in a new one, and prepares the pistol to be fired again. Also called automatic. [1875 80] * * * ▪ weapon       handgun that utilizes either recoil or blowback to discharge… …   Universalium

  • automatic pistol — /ˌɔtəmætɪk ˈpɪstl/ (say .awtuhmatik pistl) noun a pistol which can be fired automatically or semiautomatically …   Australian English dictionary

  • automatic pistol — small firearm which continuously loads and fires supplied ammunition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Semi-automatic pistol — A semi automatic pistol is a type of handgun that can be fired in semi automatic mode, firing one cartridge for each pull of the trigger. This type of firearm uses a single chamber and a single barrel, which remain in a fixed linear orientation… …   Wikipedia

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  • automatic — n. 1. light machine gun. Syn: automatic rifle, machine rifle [WordNet 1.5] 2. a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released; as, a .45 automatic. Syn: automatic pistol. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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