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Definition of recoil:

(n) : 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
(v) : to pull back, especially in disgust, horror or astonishment
"he recoiled in disgust when he saw the mess."
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Definition of recoil:

(n) : 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
(v) : to pull back, especially in disgust, horror or astonishment
"he recoiled in disgust when he saw the mess."

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