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lever action

noun
1.
a rifle action in which the extracting and ejecting of the shell case and the recocking of the weapon are accomplished by a hand-operated lever arm in front of the trigger housing.

lever-action

[lev-er-ak-shuh n, lee-ver-] /ˈlɛv ərˌæk ʃən, ˈli vər-/
adjective
1.
(of a rifle) having a lever action.
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  • The rudder may also be curved or warped in similar manner by lever action.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • However, the principle of the device is the buoyant effect of the water and the lever action of the rubber tube which is attached.

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