semi-automatic
a) Partially automatic.
b) Of a firearm that automatically ejects a shell and loads the next one, but requires the trigger to be squeezed for each shot; autoloading.
2. noun
a) A semi-automatic firearm, especially such a pistol.
b) A semi-automatic transmission

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