[ ree-koil-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈriˌkɔɪlˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /
employing the recoil force of an explosive projectile to prepare the firing mechanism for the next shot.
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Origin of recoil-operated
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby recoil-operated
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Example sentences from the Web for recoil-operated
The Italian Perino gun, adopted in 1907, is a recoil-operated weapon, and is loaded by a metal clip.