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recoil

 [re-koyl´]
1. to pull back quickly, such as towards a resting position upon removal of a strong opposing force.
2. (re´koil) a pulling back quickly.
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.

recoil

/re·coil/ (re´koil) a quick pulling back.
elastic recoil  the ability of a stretched object or organ, such as the bladder, to return to its resting position.

recoil

(rē′koil″, rĭ-koil′) [ME. recoilen]
The springing back of body tissues to their relaxed state after they have been squeezed or compressed.

recoil,

n chiropractic technique where a thrust is applied with the force produced from the practitioner's arms, chest, and hands. Once delivered, the practitioner's hands recoil from the client's vertebra.
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Therefore, we all can obtain the softest recoil impulse available from a 16-inch barrel--short of spending more money on a Knight's Armament gun.
The bottom of the crimp groove should be contoured more like a "hand hold" as opposed to a steep and consequently slippery surface allowing the bullet to wedge its way out of crimp during recoil.
In later life he wrote that the ferocious recoil from the big-bore blackpowder monsters "ruined his shooting for all time.
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Potential licensees in the medical equipment accessories industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Auto Recoil Oxygen Line on a worldwide basis.
There the guns handled very well, and even though numerous rounds were shot with this very light shotgun, recoil was indeed mild.
Lightly coat all recoil parts with corrosion preventive compound
A thumbhole stock like the one available on Remington slug and turkey guns is more comfortable to shoot than a stock of conventional shape because the shooting hand serves as a shock absorber to soak up a bit of recoil before it reaches the shoulder.
The main reason is that EcoStream could not secure the financing needed to acquire the 50% stake in L&T Recoil from L&T before the preliminary agreement expiry date of 30 September 2010.
The differential neutron decay rate in the next to leading order approximation including recoil effects can be written as (see for details [16]):
After the first shot, the unassisted cycling of the slide, through recoil, automatically recocks the weapon.
the Recoil LED flashlights recently were put to the test by firefighters at two Air Force installations.