Definition of "recoilless" [recoilless]

  • Designed to minimize the effect of recoil: a recoilless rifle. (adjective)

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Use "recoilless" in a sentence
  • "I made a replica of his version of the .75 recoilless pistol in my woodwork class!"
  • "The insurgents also had an 82 mm recoilless rifle, a powerful weapon that usually fires shells designed to destroy tanks — a large weapon, heavy and difficult to carry."
  • "Another Somali man said he saw rebels carting away artillery and machine guns from the ambush site, including B-10 recoilless rifles, mounted machine guns and dozens of AK-47s."