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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recoil \Re*coil"\, n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged. [1913 Webster] Recoil dynamometer (Gunnery), an instrument for measuring the force of the recoil of a firearm. Recoil escapement. See the Note under Escapement. [1913 Webster]