One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The cheap, portable, recoilless Soviet-designed rocket launcher has long been a favorite of guerrilla armies everywhere, because it evens up the odds against more heavily armed and armored enemies.’
- ‘All they need to do is work on a recoilless version and it's a goer.’
- ‘In addition to the rockets, police collected more then 400 mortar rounds, more than 200 recoilless rifle rounds, 150 machine gun rounds, 75 rocket-propelled grenades and four anti-tank mines.’
- ‘Although their basic weapon is the rifle, they possess modern heavy weapons, including antiaircraft missile systems, recoilless rifles, and mortars.’
- ‘During the sweep, Company A destroyed nearly 3,000 mortar and recoilless rifle rounds and searched dozens of caves and bunkers.’
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