recurve

[ ri-kurv ]
/ rɪˈkɜrv /

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

to curve or bend back or backward.

Nearby words

  1. recursive definition,
  2. recursive function,
  3. recursive subroutine,
  4. recurvate,
  5. recurvation,
  6. recurved,
  7. recusal,
  8. recusancy,
  9. recusant,
  10. recusation

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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