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From Old French reculer.

Singular
recoil

Plural
recoils

recoil (plural recoils)

  1. (firearms) The amount of energy transmitted back to the shooter from a firearm which has fired. Recoil is a function of the weight of the weapon, the weight of the projectile, and the speed at which it leaves the muzzle.

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