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