pump action


pump action
   A firearm which features movable forearm which is manually actuated in motion parallel to the barrel by the shooter. Also known as “slide action.”

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • pump-action — pump .action adj [only before noun] a pump action piece of equipment is operated by pulling or pressing a part in or out so that the contents come out in short bursts pump action shotgun/rifle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pump-action — pump ,action adjective a pump action object is one that has a part that you push or pull to make something come out of it: a pump action rifle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pump-action — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting a repeating firearm in which a new round is brought into the breech by a slide action in line with the barrel …   English terms dictionary

  • Pump-action — A pump action rifle or shotgun is one in which the handgrip can be pumped back and forth in order to eject and chamber a round of ammunition. It is much faster than a bolt action and somewhat faster than a lever action, as it does not require the …   Wikipedia

  • pump-action — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: pump (I) + action of a shotgun or rifle : having an action that by the backward and forward motion of a sliding lever extracts and ejects the empty case, cocks the piece, and loads in a new round * * * ˈpump… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pump-action — adj. Pump action is used with these nouns: ↑shotgun …   Collocations dictionary

  • pump-action — adjective a pump action shotgun/hairspray etc a shotgun etc that is operated by pulling or pressing part of it in or out …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pump-action — /pump ak sheuhn/, adj. (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. [1910 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pump action — /ˈpʌmp ækʃən/ (say pump akshuhn) noun the sliding action of certain rifles and shotguns which reloads the weapon without the need to open the breech …   Australian English dictionary

  • pump action — noun action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun; a back and forward motion of a sliding lever ejects the empty shell case and cocks the firearm and loads a new round • Syn: ↑slide action • Hypernyms: ↑action, ↑action mechanism • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • pump action — noun a type of firearm action that uses a sliding handgrip to cycle the mechanism …   Wiktionary


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