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pump-action

[puhmp-ak-shuh n] /ˈpʌmpˌæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
(of a shotgun or rifle) having an action that extracts the empty case, loads, and cocks the piece by means of a hand-operated lever that slides backward and forward; slide-action.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for pumpaction

pump-action

adjective
1.
(of a shotgun or other repeating firearm) operated by a slide-action mechanism feeding ammunition from a magazine under the barrel into the breech
2.
spraying or dispensing liquid by means of a pump rather than using a propellant
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Contemporary definitions for pumpaction
adjective

pertaining to something that has a repeating action, as a gun or a spray dispenser

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