- delayed action
- nouna mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture• Hypernyms: ↑mechanism
* * *nounEtymology: delayed-action: a device for automatically releasing the shutter of a camera after a certain period of time to enable the photographer to appear in the picture
* * *delayed action nounThe operation of a switch, detonation of explosives, etc some time after the mechanism has been set• • •Main Entry: ↑delay
Useful english dictionary. 2012.