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Meaning of "single-action" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SINGLE-ACTION

single-action play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SINGLE-ACTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Single-Action is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SINGLE-ACTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

single-action

Trigger (firearms)

A trigger is a mechanism that actuates the firing sequence of a firearm. Triggers almost universally consist of levers or buttons actuated by the index finger. Some variations use the thumb or weak fingers to actuate the trigger, a feature typically found on mounted weapons. Examples are the M2 Browning machine gun and the Springfield Armory M6 Scout.

Definition of single-action in the English dictionary

The definition of single-action in the dictionary is requiring the hammer to be cocked by hand before firing.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SINGLE-ACTION

single-acting
single-barrelled
single-blind
single-breasted
single-cell protein
single-celled
single-crop farming
single-cross
single-cut file
single-decker
single-density
single-end
single-ended
single-engined
single-figure
single-foot
single-handed
single-handedly
single-handedness
single-lens reflex

WORDS THAT END LIKE SINGLE-ACTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
fiction
function
introduction
production
protection
reaction
satisfaction
section
selection
transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of single-action in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «single-action» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SINGLE-ACTION

Find out the translation of single-action to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of single-action from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «single-action» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

单动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de efecto simple
570 millions of speakers

English

single-action
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एकल कार्रवाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

للعمل واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

простого действия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de ação simples
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একক-কর্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

simple action
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tindakan tunggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Single-Action
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

単発式の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

싱글 액션
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Siji-tindakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đơn hành động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒற்றை நடவடிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकल-क्रिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tek etkili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

singola azione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pojedynczego działania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

простого дії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu acțiune simplă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απλής δράσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

enkel- aksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enkelverkande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enkeltvirkende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of single-action

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SINGLE-ACTION»

The term «single-action» is regularly used and occupies the 60.381 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SINGLE-ACTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «single-action» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «single-action» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about single-action

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SINGLE-ACTION»

Discover the use of single-action in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to single-action and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Single Action Sixguns
Single Action Six Guns is packed with fascinating facts about all makes and models: Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Ruger, Freedom Arms, John Linebaugh, United States Fire Arms, and many more... &break;&break;Hundreds of full-color photos ...
John Taffin, 2005
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Colts Single Action Army Revolver
It has been in almost continuous production since 1873, copied by more than a dozen manufacturers and remains as popular today as it was more than a century ago.In Colt's Single Action Army Revolver, author Doc O'Meara takes readers on a ...
Doc O'Meara, 2005
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Colt Single Action: From Patersons to Peacemakers
This book chronicles the entire history of Sam Colt's developments in handguns from the first Paterson revolvers through the legendary 1860 Army, and from the time of his death in 1862, the evolution of cap and ball revolvers into the ...
Dennis Adler, 2008
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Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: The Comprehensive ...
nun o wesson I .32 Single Action Model 1.1/2 Introduced in 1878, the .32 Single Action or Model 1-1/2 centerfire was Smith & Wesson's first small-framed top- break. From the collection of Duff Armfield. Author photos. Parts List Always make  ...
David Chicoine, 2005
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The Gun Digest Book of the .44
Chapter Thirteen COLT'S SINGLE ACTION ARMY AND NEW FRONTIER spectively. Do not take this load for granted! I have. The Coll Single Action Army was so superbly designed that it still exists 135 years after its introduction with more than ...
John Taffin, 2006
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Gunsmithing - Pistols & Revolvers
The single-action revolver is prone to many of the problems of the double-action revolver, and for many of the same reasons. A cartridge without powder in it will tie up the cylinder of a single-action, or bulge the barrel, just the same as in a ...
Patrick Sweeney, 2004
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The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's ...
North American Arms Model 22 LR North American Arms Mini-Master Black Widow MH3976 Norinco Type 54-1 Tokarev MH3975 Norinco Type 59 Makarov MH3977 NORINCO MODEL 1911A1 Semi-automatic; single action; 45 ACP; 7- shot ...
Dan Shideler, 2009
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Popular Mechanics
All Colt single action revolvers do. Incidentally, Colt considers none of the three hammer positions a carrying safety. In the field carry your single action revolver with only five rounds loaded and the hammer down on the empty chamber.
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, ...
On a single-action revolver, the hammer must be cocked by hand before firing each round. On a single-action semiautomatic pistol, the gun must be cocked by hand before the first round is fired (which can be accomplished by working the ...
Gregg Lee Carter, 2002
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Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, ...
Single-action revolvers are involved in most instances of discharge of a dropped weapon.9 Unlike double-action revolvers, the hammer of a single- action revolver must be cocked manually before pressure on the trigger will release the ...
Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D., 1998

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SINGLE-ACTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term single-action is used in the context of the following news items.
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Double-Action vs. Single-Action Revolvers
Revolvers come in many flavors, many shapes and sizes, and many different configurations. The two main platforms are the single action and the double action. «Daily Caller, Jul 14»
2
Butch-Cassidy-Colt-Single-Action-Army-Revolver
Tony Chianese: I'm looking for a Classic Sig Sauer P-232 in .22 cal Would you know of one that I can purchase. TEX: Having a heart attack while hauling hay is ... «AmmoLand.com, Aug 13»
3
The Washington Court of Appeals clarifies the scope of the single
The Yakima County Superior Court held that the state-court proceeding did not violate the single-action rule and granted Deere's motion. This appeal followed. «Lexology, Nov 12»
4
Single Action Backup Carry: The cocked-and-locked debate
Single-action requires more thought, which can be a problem when you are acting on impulse. This complexity seems to be the crux of single-action-carry ... «Guns.com, Oct 12»
5
Single-Action Bias
Yes, replace your inefficient incandescent light bulb with more efficient compact fluorescent ones, but don't believe for a second that single action solved the ... «Energy Collective, Aug 11»
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Why The Single-Action Revolver Is Timeless
Paraphrasing a popular coffee-cake jingle of old, “Nobody doesn't like The single-action revolver is alive and doing very well in this the 21st century because of ... «Shooting Times Magazine, Jun 11»
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The Green Issue Why Isn't the Brain Green?
Weber described what she calls a “single-action bias.” Prompted by a distressing emotional signal, we buy a more efficient furnace or insulate our attic or vote for ... «New York Times, Apr 09»

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