Dictionary.com

recoil-operated

[ ree-koil-op-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈriˌkɔɪlˌɒp əˌreɪ tɪd /
Save This Word!

adjective
employing the recoil force of an explosive projectile to prepare the firing mechanism for the next shot.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of recoil-operated

First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use recoil-operated in a sentence

FEEDBACK