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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.