bolt-action
adjective Date: 1896 of a firearm loaded by means of a manually operated bolt

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  • Bolt action — The term bolt action refers to a type of firearm action in which the weapon s bolt is operated manually by the opening and closing of the breech with a small handle, most commonly placed on the right hand side of the weapon. As the handle is… …   Wikipedia

  • bolt action — noun Etymology: bolt (I) : a rifle action in which the breechblock takes the form of a manually operated sliding rod * * * bolt action, an action on the breech of a gun that consists of a manually operated sliding bolt with a projecting handle.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bolt-action — /bohlt ak sheuhn/, adj. (of a rifle) equipped with a manually operated sliding bolt. [1870 75] * * * ˈbolt action 7 [bolt action] adjective (of a gun) having a back part that is opened by turning a ↑bolt and sliding it back …   Useful english dictionary

  • bolt-action — adj. Bolt action is used with these nouns: ↑rifle …   Collocations dictionary

  • bolt-action — bolt′ ac tion adj. mil (of a rifle) equipped with a manually operated sliding bolt • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bolt action — Type of breech mechanism that was key to developing an effective repeating rifle. It combines the firing pin, a spring, and an extractor, all housed in or attached to the bolt. A projecting handle with a round knob moves the bolt back and forth.… …   Universalium

  • bolt action — noun A type of firearm action in which the weapons bolt is operated manually by the opening and closing of the breech with a small handle, most commonly placed on the right hand side of the weapon …   Wiktionary

  • bolt-action — /bohlt ak sheuhn/, adj. (of a rifle) equipped with a manually operated sliding bolt. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bolt action —    A firearm in which the breech closure is in line with the bore at all times. It is manually reciprocated to load, unload, and cock and is locked in placed by breech bolt lugs and engaging abutments usually in the receiver …   Forensic science glossary

  • bolt-action — adjective (of a gun) having a breech which is opened by turning a bolt and sliding it back …   English new terms dictionary

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