recoil cylinder

noun

Definition of recoil cylinder

: a fixed cylinder into which a piston attached to a gun that is to be fired is forced by the recoil of the gun on firing and which is so designed (as by the use of a hydraulic system or pneumatic system) as to lessen or altogether check the recoil or counterrecoil of the gun

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“Recoil cylinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recoil%20cylinder. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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