Origin of recoil
synonym study for recoil
OTHER WORDS FROM recoilre·coil·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·coil, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recoilre-coil, recoil
Words nearby recoil
Other definitions for recoil (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-coilre-coil , recoil
How to use recoil in a sentence
Blanks — which contain gunpowder but not a real bullet — are sometimes used to more effectively mirror the effects of shooting a firearm, such as recoil.How dangerous are U.S. film sets? ‘Rust’ shooting death sparks calls for change.|Bryan Pietsch, Annabelle Timsit|October 24, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, he developed a new concept based on the energy recoil of tendons and ligaments.Para-Athletes Use Some of the Most Innovative Gear We’ve Seen|agintzler|September 10, 2021|Outside Online
When looking for signs of electrons recoiling as other particles slammed into them, the team observed extra recoils of electrons at low energies, well beyond the number predicted by standard physics.An unexpected result from a dark matter experiment may signal new particles|Emily Conover|June 17, 2020|Science News
In their new analysis, the physicists examined electronic recoils in the first year’s worth of XENON1T data.
They used to treat these “electronic recoils” as background noise, and indeed many of these events are caused by mundane sources such as radioactive lead and krypton isotopes.
Your foulness no longer surprises you, but you have realized its power when you encounter clean soldiers and you both recoil.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Technically, all guns have recoil,” Steve told me via email.
I noticed when watching Biathlon that the guns seem to have no recoil when fired.
Erupting into spontaneous song and having strangers fully embrace it rather than recoil?The First ‘Glee’ Without Cory Monteith Was Blissfully Joyous|Kevin Fallon|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These women do not like being beaten, and I literally recoil whenever I hear others blame them for staying.Domestic Abuse: The Crime That Crosses Class and Color Lines|Rikki Klieman|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Danton began to recoil from the gulf opening before him, and wished to return to alliance with the Girondists.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
A slight tremor passed over the whiteness of her face; he took it for the vibration of some spiritual recoil.The Creators|May Sinclair
May this blood recoil upon those who are really guilty of those crimes.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
When the enemy approached, one or two volleys caused his column to recoil in confusion.
The recoil staggered him, but he recovered himself without going over, and instantly roared out a horse-laugh.Overland|John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for recoil
- the backward movement of a gun when fired
- the distance moved