Definition of self-loader in US English:

self-loader

noun

  • See self-loading

    • ‘On semiauto, the rifle feels like a traditional self-loader, but with almost no recoil.’
    • ‘The first item to consider is the type of rifle - bolt-action or self-loader - that best suits your needs.’
    • ‘Technically, cartridges intended for use in self-loaders normally have no rim, headspacing instead on their case mouth.’
    • ‘The scrapers include three arrangements: open bowls, self-loaders (auger or elevator), and twin engines.’

Pronunciation

self-loader

/ˈˌself ˈlōdər/