recoil-operated

adjective re·coil-op·er·at·ed \ ˈrē-ˌkȯi(-ə)l-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-təd , ri-ˈkȯi(-ə)l- , -ˈä-ˌprā-təd \

Definition of recoil-operated

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

First Known Use of recoil-operated

1890

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