recurve

[ ri-kurv ]
/ rɪˈkɜrv /

verb (used with or without object), re·curved, re·curv·ing.

to curve or bend back or backward.

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Origin of recurve

1590–1600; <Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re-re- + curvāre to curve
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British Dictionary definitions for recurve

recurve
/ (rɪˈkɜːv) /

verb

to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent

Word Origin for recurve

C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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