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Definition of recoil noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

recoil

 noun
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NAmE//ˈrikɔɪl//
 
[uncountable, singular]
 
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a sudden movement backward, especially of a gun when it is fired The recoil was so violent it almost tore the weapon from his grasp.
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