from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ordnance, a cylinder fitted with a piston and piston-rod so arranged that when the gun recoils after firing the piston is forced through the length of the cylinder.
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The carriage is provided with a hydraulic recoil-cylinder fitted with a spring return.
He talked about the Zigler like a lover, Sir, and I drew him diagrams of the hopper-feed and recoil-cylinder in his note-book.