Definition of autoloading in US English:

autoloading

noun

  • See autoload

    • ‘Four years later, when the St-Etienne region of France was liberated, work again commenced on France's autoloading rifle.’
    • ‘Add to this the fact that, during the same time period, American police switched en masse to autoloading pistols.’
    • ‘The gas-operated, autoloading shotgun is tremendously popular with hunters and competitive shooters, with good reason.’
    • ‘This autoloading shotgun was designed with input from top female shooters and features smaller overall dimensions.’
    • ‘Incidentally, before that class she had never fired a round from an autoloading pistol.’