verb (used with or without object), re·curved, re·curv·ing.
Examples from the Web for recurve
It cannot be considered a whorl, however, as the recurve on the left is spoiled by an appendage (figs. 58 and 59).
An appendage connected at that point is considered to spoil the recurve on that side.
The one on the left, however, has an appendage abutting upon the shoulders of its recurve at a right angle.
The second recurve, however, need not be a continuation of—or even connected with—the first.
It will be noted that the delta is at the point on the first recurve nearest to the center of the divergence of the type lines.