recoil-operated

adjective
re·​coil-op·​er·​at·​ed | \ ˈrē-ˌkȯi(-ə)l-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce recoil-operated (audio) , 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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The first known use of recoil-operated was in 1890

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“Recoil-operated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recoil-operated. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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