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pump-action in Technology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpump-actionˈpump-ˌaction adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 TDa pump-action piece of equipment is operated by pulling or pressing a part in or out so that the contents come out in short burstspump-action shotgun/rifle
Examples from the Corpus
pump-actionThe 1988 law banned automatic and pump-action guns and required that guns be kept in locked cabinets bolted to a wall.The puerto Rican mass murderer was letting off a pump-action shotgun into a bus queue in downtown Los Angeles.What was needed here, rather than meditative technique, was a pump-action shotgun.pump-action shotgun/rifleWhat was needed here, rather than meditative technique, was a pump-action shotgun.The puerto Rican mass murderer was letting off a pump-action shotgun into a bus queue in downtown Los Angeles.