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single-action

[sing-guh l-ak-shuh n] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
(of a firearm) requiring the cocking of the hammer before firing each shot:
a single-action revolver.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for single action

single-action

noun
1.
(modifier) (of a firearm) requiring the hammer to be cocked by hand before firing
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