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self-loading

[′self ¦lōd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
The capability of a powered industrial truck to pick up, transport, and deposit its load by using components that are part of its standard equipment, for example, a forklift.
(ordnance)
Pertaining to a firearm or gun that utilizes either the explosive gases or recoil to extract the empty case and to chamber the next round; self-loading firearms or guns include both semiautomatic and full-automatic types.
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The gun officers found was a BBM Bruni Gap, a blank cartridge self-loading pistol which had been converted to fire live9mmammunition and was loaded with live ammunition in the chamber and in a magazine.
He owned two of these self-loading devices and a barn dryer for the hay but I couldn't make out whether they were for contract work or just for his own use.
Four hydraulic landing legs for self-loading and unloading
It also has automatic sheet adjustment at the canopy feed, a servo pick, and self-loading "auto-start" treadle, which automatically threads the sheet into the treadle guides.
This self-loading feature permits roll changes within 3 to 4 minutes.
The bunks can be hauled on a self-loading flatbed trailer, conventional flatbed truck, and small trailers.
Armed air marshals are expected to use compact self-loading pistols with special "soft" bullets on flights.
Jeff adds that, because it is self-loading, the 1300 also helped by freeing up a piece of equipment, such as a loader or excavator, that might otherwise have to be dedicated to feeding the grinder.
The system, which is a counterpart to the US High Mobility Artillery Rocker System (HIMARS) (pictured here), is made up of three parts: a six-wheeled, four-wheel drive Supacat vehicle and self-loading launcher mechanism from Lockheed Martin.
The third press is a SymBelt extended nip press, featuring a third nip comprised of a smooth SymZLC and a grooved SymBelt self-loading roll, which lengthens pressing time to 4-6 times compared to traditional roll presses.
One interesting type is the dual action which allows such a weapon to operate in the self-loading or slide action mode.
Of particular interest to the food industry, is one of the elevator's more unusual features - the clip-in clip-out automatic self-loading and self-levelling buckets.