from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed to minimize the effect of recoil: a recoilless rifle.
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- adj. Lacking recoil.
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- adj. of or being a weapon that is designed to minimize recoil
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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.
This attack was supported by barrages of rocket fire, artillery, mortars and recoilless rifle fire.
But such plans appeared to be on hold on Monday afternoon as rebel reinforcements in black painted jeeps mounted with machine guns and recoilless rifles drove at speed up the main highway to Zlitan.
A large generator and some plumbing fixtures remain; there's an English instruction manual for a recoilless rifle.
Explosions of recoilless rifle rounds echoed through the valley, while bullets inched closer to the rock wall behind which I crouched with U.S. and Afghan officers.
• Two AT4 recoilless weapons anti-tank guns for $20,000.
From the time they pulled the jeep into position, fired the .50 caliber sighting rifle, made their adjustments, and had the recoilless round on the way was under 10 seconds.
A friend of mine, Joe Badali, designed recoilless shotgun.