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recoil-operated

[ree-koil-op-uh-rey-tid] /ˈriˌkɔɪlˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
employing the recoil force of an explosive projectile to prepare the firing mechanism for the next shot.
Origin of recoil-operated
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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