[ 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.
What Is Freedom of Speech?Which amendment gives us freedom of speech? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” -First Amendment to the Constitution We Americans love to refer to the First …
Origin of recoil-operated
First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples 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.