counterrecoil

counterrecoil

[¦kau̇nt·ər·ri′kȯil]
(ordnance)
Forward movement of a gun returning to firing position after recoil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When you fire the howitzer, or use the quick release apparatus, fine tune the valve by turning it clockwise to slow counterrecoil. Speed up the counterrecoil by turning the valve counterclockwise.