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recoilless

[ ri-koil-lis, ree-koil- ]
/ rɪˈkɔɪl lɪs, ˈriˌkɔɪl- /
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adjective
having little or no recoil: a recoilless rifle.
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Origin of recoilless

First recorded in 1945–50; recoil + -less
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British Dictionary definitions for recoilless

recoilless
/ (rɪˈkɔɪllɪs) /

adjective
denoting a gun, esp an antitank weapon, in which the blast is vented to the rear so as to eliminate or reduce recoil
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