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Definition of "bolt-action" [bolt-action]

  • Loaded by a manually operated bolt. Used of a firearm. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bolt-action" in a sentence
  • "Tomorrow, any 'repeater' or gun that hold more than 3 bullets, nex year, any "High-Powered" sniper type (bolt-action?) rifle ..."
  • "There were other bolt-action slug guns before the 220F."
  • "This simple, elegant, accurate bolt-action firearm is proof of how much you can accomplish when you use what works, give it some grace of line, and make it with pride."