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automatic weapon

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A gun that fires, extracts, ejects, and reloads without application of power from an outside source, repeating the cycle as long as the firing mechanism is held in the proper position. Also known as automatic; automatic gun.
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