recoil-operated

[ ree-koil-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈriˌkɔɪlˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /
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adjective

employing the recoil force of an explosive projectile to prepare the firing mechanism for the next shot.

Origin of recoil-operated

First recorded in 1940–45
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