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, in the meaning defined above

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