Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In hunting, to play the recheat; call back the hounds by the tones of the recheat on the horn.
  • noun In hunting, a melody which the huntsman winds on the horn to call back the dogs from a wrong course, or to call them off at the close of the hunt; a recall on the horn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To blow the recheat.
  • noun (Sporting) A strain given on the horn to call back the hounds when they have lost track of the game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A series of notes blown on a horn as a signal in hunting.
  • verb archaic To blow the recheat.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me.

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • The Lord Boteler commanded the horns again to sound the recheat, in hopes to call in the stragglers, and said to Fitzallen: “Methinks St. Clere, so distinguished for service in war, should have been more forward in the chase.”

    Waverley

  • That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me.

    Act I. Scene I. Much Ado about Nothing

  • --- Prior, that last flourish on the recheat hath added fifty crowns to thy ransom, for corrupting the true old manly blasts of venerie. ''

    Ivanhoe

  • The Lord Boteler commanded the horns again to sound the recheat, in hopes to call in the stragglers, and said to Fitzallen, ` ` Methinks

    The Waverley

  • The time of meeting was appointed at six in the morning, beyond the gate of the outer barricade; and the chase was declared to be ended in the afternoon, when the _recheat_ should be blown beneath the great oak, known by the name of Sholto's Club, which stood a remarkable object, where Douglas Dale was bounded by several scattered trees, the outskirts of the forest and hill country.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • The Lord Boteler commanded the horns again to sound the recheat, in hopes to call in the stragglers, and said to Fitzallen:

    Waverley

  • Lord Boteler commanded the horns again to sound the recheat, in hopes to call in the stragglers, and said to Fitzallen, 'Methinks

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • Lord Boteler commanded the horns again to sound the recheat, in hopes to call in the stragglers, and said to Fitzallen, 'Methinks

    Waverley — Complete

  • That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me.

    Much Ado About Nothing

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