Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of beating back.

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

  • noun The act of beating or striking back.

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

  • noun The act of beating or striking back.

Etymologies

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Latin recutire, recussum, to beat back; prefix re- re- + quatere to shake.

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