recoil

  1. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  2. a movement back from an impact

recoil

[n] - the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired 2. [n] - a movement back from an impact
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=recoil

Recoil

In some escapements, the slight reverse motion of the escape-wheel when it meets the pallet responsible for locking. Recoil is in theory undesirable, since it hampers the free movement of the controller;  but sometimes it is allowed for and indeed turned to advantage in making the locking process se
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20450

Recoil

Re·coil' (re*koil') intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Recoiled (-koild'); present participle & verbal noun Recoiling .] [ Middle English recoilen , French reculer , from Latin prefix re- re- + culu...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/24

Recoil

Re·coil' transitive verb To draw or go back. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/25

Recoil

Re·coil' noun 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. « The recoil from formalism is skepticism.» F. W. Robertson. 3. Specifically, the...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/25

recoil

1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. ... 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. 'The recoil from formalism is skepticism.' (F. W. Robertson) ... 3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged. Recoil dynamometer, an instrument for measuring the force of th...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

recoil

repercussion noun a movement back from an impact
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=recoil

recoil

noun the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=recoil

recoil

(re´koil) the act or state of pulling back quickly, as towards a resting position upon removal of a strong opposing force. elastic recoil the ability of a stretched elastic object or organ, such as the lung or bladder, to return to its resting position. See also elastance.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

Recoil

• (v. t.) To draw or go back. • (n.) The state or condition of having recoiled. • (n.) Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged. • (v. i.) To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink. • (v. i.) To turn or go back; to withdraw one`s self; to retire. &bu...
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/recoil/

recoil

(from the article `electromagnetic radiation`) During the mid-1800s the German physicist Gustav Robert Kirchhoff observed that atoms and molecules emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation at ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/r/20

recoil

(from the article `French 75`) field gun of 75-millimetre (2.95-inch) bore devised in 1894 by Colonel Albert Deport of the French army. It was distinguished from other cannon of ... Until the 1860s guns were simply allowed to recoil along with their carriages until they stopped moving, and they were then manhandled back into ... [6 ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/r/20

Recoil

[video game] ==Plot== RECOIL takes place at an uncertain time in the semi-near future. A network corporation has taken over most of the computers on the planet, and has forced everyone into slavery, their ultimate goal being to make everything robotic, autonomous. A resistance forms, operating in underground buildings and travelling at nigh...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoil_(video_game)

Recoil

[disambiguation] Recoil is the backward momentum of a gun when it is discharged. Recoil may also refer to: == Film and television == == Literature == == Music == == Other media == == Other uses == ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoil_(disambiguation)

Recoil

This expression should be substituted into the expression for projectile momentum in order to obtain more a more accurate description of the recoil process. The effective velocity may be used in the energy equation as well, but since the value of α used is generally specified for the momentum equation, the energy values obtained may be less accur...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoil

recoil

The backward momentum of a gun when it is discharged. In technical terms, the recoil caused by the gun exactly balances the forward momentum of the projectile, according to Newton's third law. (often called kickback or simply kick)
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_firearms_terms

recoil

(intransitive verb) Spring-back effect from the force that is created when firing a weapon, this action can impact the player's aim on a target.
Found on http://www.factmonster.com/science/computers/video-game-glossary.html

Recoil

The tendency of a firearm when fired to move backwards, and a little upwards as a reaction to the force of the projectile moving down the barrel. As Newton says, to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. The mass of the firearm provides some inertia to counteract the momentum of recoil. What remains is absorbed by at the shoul...
Found on http://www.hallowellco.com/abbrevia.htm

RECOIL

[gun magazine] RECOIL is a magazine dedicated to handguns, tactical rifles, tactical knives and other shooting-related activities in the United States. It claims to cater to the `Firearms Lifestyle`. The magazine primarily offers reviews on guns, ammunition, knives, and shooting gear; as well as gunsmithing tips, historical articles, gun co...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RECOIL_(gun_magazine)

Recoil

[fluid behavior] Recoil is a rheological phenomenon observed only in non-Newtonian fluids that is characterized by a moving fluid’s ability to snap back to a previous position when external forces are removed. Recoil is an observable result of a fluid’s elasticity and memory where the speed and acceleration by which the fluid moves is d...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoil_(fluid_behavior)

recoil

draw back, as with fear or pain
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/156622
No exact match found