Dictionary

recoil–operated

adjective

Definition of RECOIL-OPERATED

of a firearm
:  utilizing the movement of parts in recoil to operate the action
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of RECOIL-OPERATED

1942

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: recoil padPrevious Word in the Dictionary: recoilmentAll Words Near: recoil-operated
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears