recheat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Anglo-Norman; compare Old French racheter (rally).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

recheat (plural recheats)

  1. (archaic) A series of notes blown on a horn as a signal in hunting to call back the hounds when they have lost track of the game.
    • 1819: ”Prior, that last flourish on the recheat hath added fifty crowns to thy ransom, for corrupting the true old manly blasts of venerie.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Verb[edit]

recheat (third-person singular simple present recheats, present participle recheating, simple past and past participle recheated)

  1. (archaic) To blow the recheat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)

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