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recoil
verb (recoiled , recoiling ) intr
1 to spring back or rebound.
2 said of a gun: to spring powerfully backwards under the force of being fired.
3 (usu recoil at or from something) to move or jump back or away quickly or suddenly, usually in horror or fear.
noun the act of recoiling, especially the backwards movement of a gun when fired.
[13c: from French reculer to move backwards, from Latin culus the rump]
recoiler noun .
recoilless adjective .


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