[ri-koil-lis, ree-koil-]
having little or no recoil: a recoilless rifle.

1945–50; recoil + -less Unabridged
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recoilless (rɪˈkɔɪllɪs)
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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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.
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