half-loaded

half-loaded

[′haf ′lōd·əd]
(ordnance)
In automatic arms, the condition wherein the belt or magazine is inserted and the receiver is charged, but without the first cartridge actually in the chamber.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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