- an act of reentering.
- the return from outer space into the earth's atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket, or the like.
- Law. the retaking of possession under a right reserved in a prior conveyance.
- Also called reentry card. Bridge, Whist. a card that will win a trick enabling one to regain the lead previously lost, especially the lead from a particular hand.
Also re-en·try, re·en·trance, re-en·trance [ree-en-truh ns] /riˈɛn trəns/.
Origin of reentry
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Examples from the Web for reentry
As we struggled to break 130 kph, he glanced at me and our black Peugeot shook like a shuttle on reentry.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
The reentry process was different for everyone, just as the war experience was different.A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’
June 3, 2013
After a structural inspection, the White House was cleared for reentry.The Earthquake That Wasn’t
August 23, 2011
I am particularly happy at the reentry of Malesherbes into the Council.
The loop of thread was retained by a hook-shaped pin to become enchained with the next loop at the reentry of the needle.The Invention of the Sewing Machine
Grace Rogers Cooper
- Return of the same impulse into an area of heart muscle that it has recently activated but that is now no longer refractory, as in reciprocal rhythm.
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