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recoilless

[ri-koil-lis, ree-koil-] /rɪˈkɔɪl lɪs, ˈriˌkɔɪl-/
adjective
1.
having little or no recoil:
a recoilless rifle.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; recoil + -less
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Examples for recoilless
  • We had taken all the recoilless rifles and lined them up as a battery for direct fire.
  • Complete development of a recoilless disruption system for remote controlled vehicles.
British Dictionary definitions for recoilless

recoilless

/rɪˈkɔɪllɪs/
adjective
1.
denoting a gun, esp an antitank weapon, in which the blast is vented to the rear so as to eliminate or reduce recoil
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