recoil-operated
adjective Date: 1942 of a firearm utilizing the movement of parts in recoil to operate the action

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  • recoil-operated — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: recoil (II) + operated, past participle of operate of a firearm : having an action that functions by the movement of parts in recoil * * * /ree koyl op euh ray tid/, adj. employing the recoil… …   Useful english dictionary

  • recoil-operated — /ree koyl op euh ray tid/, adj. employing the recoil force of an explosive projectile to prepare the firing mechanism for the next shot. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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