Definition of slide action in English:

slide action

noun

  • 1A sliding motion or action; a mechanism (especially on a firearm) which delivers such a motion or action.

  • 2Originally and chiefly US. A slide-action firearm; = "pump-action".

adjective

  • Originally and chiefly US. Designating a repeating firearm in which a new round is brought from the magazine into the breech by a slide action.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From slide + action.

Pronunciation

slide action

/ˈslʌɪd ˌakʃn/