from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In musical instruments of the trumpet class, a method of construction in which a slide is used to determine the pitch of the tones produced, as in the trombone.


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  • It was 42 years and several million units ago that Mossberg made its first Model 500, the six-shot slide-action replacement for the supremely odd Model 200 (a pump gun with a box magazine).

    Cheap Shots

  • It's a small gun, and it felt good in my hand, but the slide-action made it jerk a lot.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • A slammed car door or a slide-action smacking shut can put pheasants to flight before the hunt even begins.

    The Trouble With Pheasant Hunting

  • This unique slide-action 12-gauge has a one-piece polymer stock, double action bars, and can be fitted with a shooter-installed recoil reduction device.

    Benelli Nova

  • It was a slide-action system, like a giant accordion that opened an access channel to the section you wanted, while compressing all the others to make space.

    Boiling a Frog

  • I got a K800i when there were really only two 3MP camera-phones on the South African market, the Samsung D900 being the other, and while the Samsung had a MUCH nicer display, and MUCH more intuitive menu's AND that seriously sexy slide-action, The K800i had the fight won, hands down, in terms of camera.


  • Awsome lego gun with true slide-action trigger system!

    Daily DIY


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